Member of the Week: Caitlin Moriarty

Caitlin Moriarty, Ph.D. Place Present & Moriarty Meats Instagram @moriartymeats Describe your research interests. How have they evolved throughout your career?  I have always been interested in how retail spaces and commercial streets relate to neighborhood identity, and more broadly, the social and cultural functions of place. Places are more than just the setting of […]

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Member of the Week: Hector Berdecia-Hernandez

Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández Graduate Student, Program in Historic Preservation University of Pennsylvania Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research focuses on vernacular architecture and construction policies in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean from the late 19th century until the early 20th century. I am interested in its impact at […]

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Member of the Week: Patricia Ploehn

Patricia Ploehn   Senior, Honors College, College of Charleston Double major in Historic Preservation and Art History, minor in Southern Studies Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I am currently involved in two different research projects! I am continuing my research on the interpretation of monuments by seeking out more contentious […]

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Member of the Week: Vince Furlong

Vince Furlong Tour Coordinator and Guide, and Volunteer Restoration Exchange Omaha http://www.restorationexchange.org Describe your day job. How does it intersect with urban history? I am mostly retired and did have 17 years as a teacher in my early days – Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and the Omaha metro. You lead guided tours of Omaha. How did you […]

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Member of the Week: Christine Henry

Christine Henry, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Historic Preservation University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA @craehenry   Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research is focused on several aspects of the history of Fredericksburg, VA including the influence of women in the preservation of local landmarks, and the role […]

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Preserving Law and Order: The Fight for Los Angeles’ Parker Center

By Meredith Drake Reitan, MPL, PhD On February 7, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council ruled against colleagues on the Cultural Heritage Commission. After a lengthy and emotional public comment period, the Council decided not to designate Parker Center, the longtime headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department, a local historic monument. The following month, […]

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