Evaluation Methods for Ohio's Post-World War II (WWII) Residential Properties

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is required to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act in the identification and evaluation of post-World War II houses with eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Since properties 50 years old and older must be evaluated for National Register eligibility, the vast number and ubiquitous nature of postwar housing presents a major challenge to ODOT. It affects project planning and identification and evaluation efforts, potentially causing a major impact on project schedules and budgets. This project would allow ODOT-OES to develop a consistent method for identifying when postwar residential properties require further consideration for the National Register and when postwar residential properties can be processed without further review. Being able to apply a framework for identifying and evaluating postwar residences, will save the department money and time by shortening survey and write-up times, streamlining coordination, expediting project reviews, and better managing impacts to postwar properties that truly are eligible for the National Register. The objectives of this research are to develop an Ohio specific methodology for identifying and evaluating post WWII residences for eligibility on the NRHP that is efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and repeatable and to also create a step-by-step guide for prequalified personnel to use during eligibility determination. The goal of this research is to support the effort to streamline ODOT's compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $352286
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Spriggs, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    Mead & Hunt, Inc.

    2440 Deming Way
    Middleton, Wisconsin  United States  53562
  • Start Date: 20240411
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260411
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01912680
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 40566, 136665, 118076
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2024 8:39AM