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Partners in HALS Documentation: HALS and the National Register

Tenney Park and Yahara River Parkway, in Madison, Wisconsin. The Marston Avenue Bridge (1912) is the oldest footbridge in the park. / Image: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, HALS WI-21

Partners in HALS Documentation: HALS and the National Register

Monday, June 14, 2021
3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

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This presentation will explain how National Register of Historic Places nominations can facilitate the preparation of documentation for the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) short form, used for the HALS Challenge and other applications. Speakers include National Park Service staff representing the National Register and HALS, staff of the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the National Council of Preservation Education (NCPE) intern who completed the work.

Background on the NPS programs will be provided by Barbara Wyatt and Chris Stevens. Laura Grotjan, University of Wisconsin graduate student and NCPE intern, will describe the HALS documentation she prepared using National Register nominations. Peggy Veregin, historian with the Wisconsin Historical Society—Wisconsin’s state historic preservation office—will discuss a companion project that involved establishing a database of landscape architects who practiced in Wisconsin from the beginning of the profession until 1980.

This presentation is hosted by the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Subcommittee of ASLA’s Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network (PPN).


  • Barbara Wyatt, ASLA, Historian/Landscape Specialist for the National Register and National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service
  • Christopher Stevens, ASLA, Acting Chief, Historic American Landscapes Survey, National Park Service
  • Peggy Veregin, National Register Coordinator, Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office
  • Laura Grotjan, PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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