Amber Rhea: Historic Preservation Portfolio

I am a graduate of the Master of Heritage Preservation program at Georgia State University (Spring 2014). This page highlights some of the historic preservation projects I have worked on thus far. You can find my detailed résumé and employment history on LinkedIn.

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Report: Midcentury Elementary Schools in DeKalb County

I prepared this context on midcentury elementary schools in DeKalb County as a Directed Reading in fall 2013. For this project, I surveyed 44 elementary schools built between 1950-1970, located

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Report and Interview: Folk Life in Ormewood Park

For my Folklore class in spring 2013, I interviewed Wayne Turner, a longtime resident of Ormewood Park whose family once owned a dairy in the area. This interview provides a

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National Register Nomination for Decatur Northwest Residential Historic District

In spring 2013, my Case Studies in Historic Preservation class prepared a National Register nomination for a residential district in Decatur, Georgia. This district is representative of early twentieth century

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Paper: “Hip, Trendy, Funky Displacement: A Case Study in East Atlanta Gentrification”

This paper was written for my Metropolitan Atlanta class in spring 2013. It addresses the question of cultural or psychosocial displacement as a component of the phenomenon of gentrification, using

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National Register Nomination for Sanders Memorial Baptist Church

Sanders Memorial Baptist Church is a historic African American church located in the now largely white, upper class, suburban community of Buckhead in Atlanta. In fall 2012, classmate Susan Coleman

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Paper: “From Grady Homes to Auburn Pointe: Change and Continuity in Atlanta Low-Income Housing”

This paper was written for my American Suburb class in fall 2012. It compares and contrasts the approach to public housing in Atlanta in the 1930s and the present day,

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Report: Historic Atlanta Public School Gardens

This report was prepared by my Historic American Landscapes and Gardens class in spring 2012, as part of the Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative. Working from the 1933 publication Garden History

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Design Guidelines for Lithonia, Ga.

Design guidelines are general policies about alterations to existing structures, additions, new construction, and site work in locally designated historic districts. They provide a level of assurance that preservation-related decisions

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Historic Structure Report for Valley View Farm

A historic structure report provides documentary, graphic, and physical information about a property’s history and existing condition, as well as addressing possibilities for the future use of the property. During

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Block Report

This is detailed report on the history of the Atlanta city block bounded by Gilmer Street, Butler Street (now Jesse Hill Jr. Drive), Armstrong Street, and Piedmont Avenue. Classmate Christy

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