Clay County: Big Creek Bridge Replacement Cultural Historic Survey Item #:11-1069

  • Brother, Janie (PI)
  • Ahler, Steven (CoI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research proposes to conduct a cultural historic survey of the Area of Potential Effect (APE) for the Big Creek Bridge Replacement in Clay County, Kentucky. The APE will extend for 250 feet to either side of the center line, and it is anticipated that at least 13 buildings over 50 years of age fall within this area. Field work will be conducted by staff meeting the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History. The survey will proceed in accordance with the following: Specifications for Conducting Fieldwork and Preparing Cultural Resource Assessment Reports (Kentucky Heritage Council 2001); How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation (National Park Service 1990); and the Kentucky Historic Resources Survey Manual (Kentucky Heritage Council). Fieldwork will consist of an examination of each resource 50 years or age or older (a minimum of 13, not including outbuildings), preparation of a site plan illustrating the spatial relationship of the structures within each parcel, and digital photography of each structure, both historic and non-historic. All individual buildings and structures on the site will be documented on Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory Forms (the Individual Buildings Survey form, KHC 2011-1, and the Barns/Outbuildings Survey Form, KHC 2006), in accordance with the Instructions for Completing the Individual Buildings Survey Form (KHC 2007-1). Digital photographs will be taken of the exterior of each resource, including each elevation of visible and any noteworthy architectural features. Resources will be closely examined on the exterior, in order to not only fully capture the current condition of the historic resource, but also to determine any changes in orientation, configuration, major additions and renovations and any integrity altering modifications. A UTM will be taken for each resource using a handheld GPS device; the sites will then be mapped on quadrangle maps. In addition to the Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory Forms, a cultural historic report will be prepared that will include a historic context, overview of the resources, and determination of eligibility and assessment of the effect of the undertaking on any potentially eligible resources. Three copies of the report and a PDF will be provided to the client, along with a hard copy of the survey forms and a CD containing the PDF versions of the survey forms and the JPEG images from the survey.
Effective start/end date8/17/126/30/13


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