Values-centered preservation theory and the preservation planning of African-American historic resources in Prince George’s County, Maryland

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Duvall-Gabriel, Najah
This paper examines values-centered preservation theory as articulated in Randall Mason’s article Theoretical and Practical Arguments for Values-Centered Preservation, and considers its usefulness as a model for preservation planning of African-American historic resources. This paper explores aspects of the Prince George’s County historic preservation program, particularly the preservation of historic properties associated with African-American history that engage the core principles of values-centered preservation theory described by Mason. The National Register of Historic Places: Multiple Property Documentation Form for African-American Historic Resources in Prince George’s County, Maryland, will be evaluated in relation to its promotion of values-centered preservation planning principles. Other initiatives organized by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission that embody a valuesbased approach to the preservation of African-American historic resources will also be discussed.
This document has had referenced material removed in respect for the owner's copyright. A complete version of this document, which includes said referenced material, resides in the University of Maryland, College Park's library collection. Final project submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Historic Preservation, 2008."/ HISP 700 Summer 2008./ Includes bibliographical references (leaves 35-37).