Historical Research

Historical research and documentation are the foundation stones upon which all historic preservation projects must rest. An accurate record of the evolution of a property and its culturally significant associations is critical to a supportable interpretation and sensitive and appropriate treatments in rehabilitation and/or restoration projects.

MDKA has built a strong reputation for meticulous historical research, based comprehensive data gathering and analysis. The firm provides clients with professional services in historical research and documentation of historic buildings, structures, objects, historic districts, and cultural sites. Services include the preparation of Phase I reports, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and applications for certification of National Register-eligibility, local landmark designations, among other things.

United Synagogue  

United Synagogue of Hoboken (1915)
Hoboken, NJ

Team leader and consultant for application for Certification of Eligibility in connection with grant application to the Garden State Preservation Trust.

(Photo courtesy of the United Synagogue of Hoboken)

Bogert House  

John Jacob Bogert House (ca. 1830)
Harrington Park, NJ

MDKA prepared a successful nomination for listing on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places for this wood-frame Dutch vernacular residence with a complex architectural history.


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