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

NATIONAL REGISTER MPS CONTEXTS

National Register Multiple Property Submission Contexts for California can be used to nominate and register thematically-related properties or to evaluate the National Register eligibility of related properties. Using Multiple Property Submission contexts can greatly simplify and shorten National Register nominations.

National Register Bulletin 16B provides information on how to use these contexts.



Federal Modernism GSA buildings of the 50s, 60s, & 70s

Public Housing In the US

A Model for Identifying and Evaluating the Historic Significance of Post-World War II Housing


NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS THEME STUDIES

NHL Theme Studies are valuable resources for developing local historic contexts and preparing nominations. They cover a wide range of themes and resources; a complete list is available online.