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dc.contributor.authorJones, Gwendolyn Kate
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the circumstances under which historic architectural resources were demolished in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A brief history of three hurricane-related natural disasters in the United States addresses the political, economic, and social impacts post-disaster. Three case studies provide scenarios in which preservationists successfully, and unsuccessfully, collaborated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to protect historic architectural resources on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. An analysis of factors that led to demolitions, the roles played by different levels of government and preservationists, and strategies that worked and did not work to prevent demolitions are also presented.
dc.subjectHistoric preservation
dc.subjectHurricane Katrina
dc.subjectMississippi Gulf Coast
dc.subjectDemolition of historic architectural resources
dc.subjectScenic Drive Historic District
dc.subjectGulfport-Harrison County Public Library
dc.subjectEast Ward School
dc.titleDemolition of historic buildings on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorHistoric Preservation
dc.description.advisorMark Reinberger
dc.description.advisorWayde Brown
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeWayde Brown
dc.description.committeeJudith Wasserman
dc.description.committeeJames Reap
dc.description.committeeIan Firth

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