Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs such as Historic American Building Survey of the National Park Service have recorded America's built environment in multi-format surveys comprising
thousands of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century.
This project will focus on the physical documentation and creation of measured drawings, large format photography, and a historic context for historic buildings at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
The buildings are the Superintendent Building and the Mission 66-era Six-Plex.
The project will entail the following:
HABS Standard I, Documentation Level 1, Part 1 of which includes a full set of measured drawings depicting existing or historic conditions.
The project will also include the field notes necessary to develop the measured drawings, this field notes will follow HABS standards which are described as sketches of floor plan, sections and elevations generally not to exact scale although often drawn from measurements, where the features are shown in proper relation and proportion to one another.
This also includes large format photography and a historic context of the buildings and site.