Cardno performs historical survey services for City of Ocala, Fla.
A team of Cardno cultural resource specialists are performing a survey of historical structures and buildings for the City of Ocala, FL, USA.
The team will survey approximately 250 properties over the next several weeks as part of a grant the city received from the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources. The team’s upcoming work was recently profiled in the Ocala Star Banner.
Cardno Environmental Scientist and Senior Architectural Historian Kimberly Hinder is leading the survey. She and her team will note the ages, styles, materials, architectural features, and other descriptions and conditions of each property. Additional support will include photographs and research into each property’s year of construction and property use. All of their surveyed data and observations will be entered into a statewide database of historic properties.
“Surveying historical properties is an important component of cultural resources management,” said Kimberly. “Historical research and evaluations like this allow communities to document their histories, tell their stories, and plan for the preservation of their historic resources.”
The team’s full survey work should be completed by mid-March. At that point, Cardno will develop a report based on the survey and present the final results to the public shortly thereafter. The report will note any properties considered eligible for listing in the City of Ocala’s local register and/or the National Register of Historic Places.