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Washington County Historic Structures Survey Project



Funded by the Tennessee Historical Commission and the United States National Park Service, the Washington County Historic Structures Survey Project was conducted between 1983 and 1986 by Dr. Dale Royalty, associate professor in the Department of History, East Tennessee State University. The survey identified all buildings constructed in Washington County, Tennessee prior to 1931 that were eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places; this would establish the historic value of specific East Tennessee structures and insure their preservation for the future. The Historic Structures Survey Project originated in 1966 with the passage of the National Historical Preservation Act that permitted the United States Secretary of the Interior to designate funds for the preservation and conservation of important historic structures throughout the United States.

Upon completion of the Washington County survey over 5,000 buildings had been identified, catalogued, and photographed. An additional 186 building surveys, compiled during a previous study, were included with the final survey.

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Washington County Historic Structures Survey Project Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0286
Scope and Contents The Washington County Historic Structure Survey Project Papers consist of survey forms and photocopies of selected photographs compiled between 1983 and 1986 during the Washington County Survey Project. Several types of important information for each building were recorded during the survey including historic name, common name, name and address of the current owner, date of construction, source of construction date, present and original uses of the structure, construction details, building...
Dates: 1969-1973; 1983-1986; undated