PTA also specializes in identification, documentation, evaluation, and protection of historic buildings and structures. Previous evaluations include work on homesteads, turpentine and saw mills, turpentine camps and workers’ quarters, military structures, bridges, etc.
How the Process Works
During the historic structure evaluation, the data derived from research and fieldwork is studied and synthesized to make the evaluation in reference to government guidelines. Details on the present condition of the structure are recorded, including interior and exterior treatment, leakage, termite damage, type of flooring and stability, etc. The description includes details on the original construction and modifications versus present condition, with attention to construction type, materials, techniques, floor plans, roof type, fenestration, doors, etc. Each property is then assessed in terms of whether it retains original structural integrity, the extent of compromised integrity, and whether compromised integrity can be restored.