Housing & Neighborhood Services / General Services
Druid Hills Architectural Survey Services for Historical Preservation Planning & Analysis
Posting Number 2020-Q4(Oct-Dec)-HNS-2594
Anticipated Posting Date 2020-10-15
Commodity Code(s): 90648
Solicitation Link: https://charlottenc.gov/DoingBusiness/Pages/SolicitationDetails.aspx?ID=1518
The services shall include the following:
- The completion of District/Neighborhood/Area (DNA) forms for each of the seven (7) neighborhoods which include, but may not be limited to, Statesville Avenue Terrace, Graham Heights, Graham Heights West, Edison Heights, Douglas Terrace, Mona Drive, and Druid Hills. The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) will provide a shell database containing limited information on the previously surveyed properties. The parent D/N/A form is intended to capture the overall history of development, landscape patterns, and characteristics held in common by most or all of the individual resources within the district.
- Taking digital photographs of each individual property within the survey boundary to, as well as overall street views. All photographs will be named according to SHPO naming conventions including a 911 address for each individual property.
- Site visits; research; high-resolution digital photography; data entry in the HPO’s survey database with written summaries; and updating or creating paper files with report forms generated from the database, photographic proof sheets, and other relevant material gathered during the project.
- Complete brief historical and architectural essays concerning the development of Druid Hills. These essays will place Druid Hills in its context as a post-World War II, African American neighborhood on the north side of Charlotte. The principal investigators will conduct windshield surveys of comparable African American subdivisions located around the north/west side of the City and discuss these neighborhoods in the essays.
All work will be done according to federal and state architectural survey standards and under the supervision of HPO staff. The survey project will be conducted in accordance with the HPO Environmental Review Branch, Historic Structure Survey Report (HSSR) Standards (2019). The HSSR Standards are posted on the HPO website at
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