U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Qualifications for Evaluating Historic Landscapes for the National Register of Historic Places
Individuals recommended to prepare nominations for designed historic landscapes should be knowledgeable in the history of landscape architecture, gardening, and planning; and should have academic backgrounds or experience in such fields and disciplines as landscape architecture, landscape architectural history, architectural history, art history, American studies, cultural geography, archeology, horticulture, or historic preservation. Individuals competent to conduct work described in this bulletin should be familiar with the terminology used to describe the major elements of historic landscape architecture, gardening, and planning and able to identify examples of such elements in historic photographs and plans during site visits. They should also be familiar with the major persons, events, and trends associated with landscape architecture, gardening, and planning, and with the basic chronology of the development of designed historic landscapes in the United States. They should be able to identify examples of established periods and movements in landscape architecture, gardening, and planning that include but are not limited to the English, French, and Italian garden styles, the American Romantic Style, the development of national and State parks, the City Beautiful era, and the development of the American suburban community.
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