Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The tradition of preservation has long focused on the built environment of historic buildings, while ignoring the very environment they reside in, specifically streetscapes. This thesis seeks to identify the spatial and temporal changes in streetscapes occurring on King Street and Chalmers Street from 1700 until 1971 and provide guidelines for the preservation and restoration of streetscapes to their periods of historic significance between ca. 1750-1971. By collecting and analyzing images of the streetscape at different period in time, specific features and materials were identified. Imagery included historic photos, paintings, and sketches. Broken into specific periods, this study tracks changes over time that allows for specific periods of significance to be identified and replicated. Using Geographic Information System (GIS), and analytical statistical software (JMP), data was identified and analyzed for location, frequency, presence, and absence.
The guidelines provided allow for the design of historically sympathetic streetscapes that representative of accurate historic trend in material, while at the same time consider the needs of modern circulation and technological advancements.
Galli, Travis, "Stepping Into the Past: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Charleston’s Streetscape Through Imagery" (2022). All Theses. 3770.