Documentation

Documentation is often required by a public agency when a project may impact a historic resource that is listed in or eligible for the California Register of Historical Resources. This documentation may take many forms; each agency defines the necessary documentation that meets the requirements for specific situations.

Santa Clara County Fairground Grandstand

Santa Clara County Fairground Grandstand

In addition to photo-documentation, Written and Descriptive Reports according to HABS standards may be required, and other forms of documentation such as video, oral interviews, and the archiving of primary records may need to accompany the photo-documentation. Our technical writers produce reports that meet regulatory requirements, and are experienced in both conducting oral interviews (audio and video), and working with local archives to insure that the material is property deposited.

Photo-documentation by ARCHIVES & ARCHITECTURE is done in-house, providing a cost savings over other historical consultants who contract-out the work. When architectural historians perform the photo-shoot, clients can be sure that the subject matter is pertinent to agency requirements.

Fairgrounds Sheep and Swine Building

Fairgrounds Sheep and Swine Building

Santa Clara City LibraryThe County of Santa Clara contracted for HABS-like documentation for the Fairgrounds Sheep and Swine Building as well as the Grandstand prior to demolition. 

The City of Santa Clara contracted for HABS-like documentation prior to the demolition of the City-owned public library designed by internationally renowned architect Edward Durell Stone.

We and Our Neighbors Clubhouse

We and Our Neighbors Clubhouse

The City of San Jose required 35mm black and white photo-documentation of the We and Our Neighbors Clubhouse prior to a replacement chimney project.