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HISTORIC CONTEXTS LIBRARY

Local Historic Contexts

Benicia - City of Benicia  (2010*)

Fresno -Mid-Century Modernism (2008)

Los Angeles- Chinese-American Context (2012*)

Monterey County -  Agricultural Resources Evaluation Handbook Part 1                   
                  Agricultural Resources Evaluation Handbook Part 2   
                  Agriculture in North County (2010*)
                  Agriculture in South County (2009*) 

Napa -   City-Wide Pages 1-130    Pages 131-163    Pages 164-208    (2009*)         
             Spencer's Addition (2010*)
             West Napa (2010*)

Pebble Beach- Pebble Beach Historic Context (2012*)

Riverside -  Modernism Part 1    Part 2  (2009*)  (Note: Huge files - take some time to download from City's website)              

San Diego -   San Diego Modernism (2007*)
                      San Ysidro (2010*)
 
San Francisco -  Mission District (2007*)
                         Auto-Related Buildings: Van Ness Auto Row (2010)
                         Modern Architecture and Landscape Design (2010*)

San Jose -Guadalupe/Washington Conservation Area (2009)

San Luis Obispo- Citywide Context (2012*)

* Partially funded with CLG Grant

Statewide Historic Contexts


A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Agricultural Properties in California.

(Note: It’s a large (50.5 MB) zip file)

A Historic Context and Archaeological Research Design for Mining Properties in California (2008)
(Adobe PDF 14.5mb)

A Historic Context and Archaeological Research Design for Townsite Properties in California (2010)
(Adobe PDF 32.7mb)

A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Work Camp Properties in California (2003)
(41.1 MB)

General Guidelines for Identifying and Evaluating Historic Landscapes
(February 1999). (Note: Adobe PDF)

Tract Housing in California, 1945-1973: A Context for National Register Evaluation (August 2011) (Adobe PDF 21.1 MB)

Water Conveyance Systems in California, Historic Context Development and Evaluation Procedures (December 2000). (Note: Adobe PDF -  large (9.1 mb) file)


Underrepresented Communities


Five Views - An Ethnic Site Survey For Calfiornia


African Reflections On the American Landscape: Identifying And Interpreting Africans

Asian Reflections On the American Landscape: Identification And Interpreting Asian Heritage

Hispanic Reflections On the American Landscape: Identifying And Interpreting Historic Heritage

Reflejos Hispanos en el Paisaje Americanos: Identificacion e Interpretation de la Herencia Hispana