The historic component of Cultural Resources Management generally refers to the as-built environment, or standing structures, and their significance to our local, state, and national history and heritage. Historic surveys can range from the documentation of a single property to the study of an entire group of structures or a district.
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When a structure that is listed on a local, state, or federal Register of Historic Places is to be impacted, specific documentation is required before the structure can be demolished or relocated.
When a structure is considered by a lead agency to be potentially historic, a historic architectural evaluation and building history study is normally required.
When a lead agency wants to know more about a structure prior to making a decision about whether mitigation of impacts will be required, some evaluation of the structure by a historic architectural specialist can provide the necessary information.
Brian F. Smith and Associates (BFSA) is as much a historic research firm as an archaeological firm. This is, in part, based on the multidisciplinary nature of archaeology, which draws upon theoretical concepts and methodological approaches from the physical and social sciences, as well as historic research with the ultimate goal of reconstructing the past.
BFSA has historic site specialists on staff to provide historic documentation and evaluation services when required. These requirements can occur when a structure that is more than 45 years old is to be impacted by a planned and permitted action.