Preservation Easements: Configuring an Historic Preservation Strategy

dc.contributor.advisor West, Carroll en_US Sprouse, David Paul en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Woods, Louis en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US 2014-06-02T18:55:05Z 2014-06-02T18:55:05Z 2013-10-23 en_US
dc.description.abstract The mating of federal tax incentives to historic preservation easements in the Tax Reform Act of 1976 reflected a shifting preservation ethos. As practitioners began to reevaluate long-held assumptions that privileged architecture over community, their focus turned from the preservation of exceptional, individual buildings toward the conservation of entire historic districts as an integrated whole. While preservation easements provide an important legal mechanism for safeguarding America's historic, built environment for future generations, their usage has also been linked with questionable financial schemes and charges of facadism. This thesis explores the interplay between preservation practice and process, between the institutions that govern the profession and the practitioners that seek to codify a particular historicity. It is ironic, then, that by aligning preservation easement policy with such authoritative governmental institutions as the Department of the Interior and the Internal Revenue Service that the easement program now faces an uncertain political future. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Covenant en_US
dc.subject Easement en_US
dc.subject Facade en_US
dc.subject Historic en_US
dc.subject Preservation en_US
dc.subject Tax en_US
dc.subject.umi Cultural resources management en_US
dc.subject.umi Urban planning en_US
dc.subject.umi Public policy en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Preservation Easements: Configuring an Historic Preservation Strategy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
1.73 MB
Adobe Portable Document Format