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(vii) requirements for work; and
(viii) work recommendations and alternatives,
including intended modifications to the building or structure.
(2) Historical documentation.
(A) Purpose. Historical research and documentation as-
sist in understanding the changes to a historic property over time and
can better support proposed project work.
(B) When required. Historical documentation may be
required at the request of the commission's staff, executive director,
or the Antiquities Advisory Board to support work proposed under a
(C) Minimum report requirements. Historical docu-
mentation must include the following:
(i) name of original architect and date of construc-
(ii) history of the use of and known modifications to
(iii) brief history including information on impor-
tant historical events or persons associated with the structure;
(iv) copies of extant historic plans and photographs
of the building or structure and site, or documentation of the specific
historic features, areas or materials to be affected by proposed restora-
tion or reconstruction work; and
(v) oral history documentation to support proposed
restoration or reconstruction work, or to document historic structures
and buildings proposed for relocation or demolition.
(3) Architectural documentation.
(A) Purpose. Documentation of cultural resources that
will be lost or damaged due to rehabilitation, relocation, or demolition
will ensure that a record of the cultural resource continues to exist after
the loss or damage.
(B) When required. Architectural documentation must
precede any work that will damage, alter, obscure, or remove signifi-
cant architectural configurations, elements, details, or materials. Docu-
mentation that meets the required standards must be submitted for reha-
bilitation and restoration projects that will significantly alter a building,
structure, or other cultural resource, and for all relocation and demoli-
(C) Minimum report requirements. Architectural
documentation must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards
and Guidelines for Architectural and Engineering Documentation
(available on the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/his-
tory/hdp), also referred to as Historic American Buildings Survey
(HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and His-
toric American Landscapes Survey (HALS) standards and guidelines.
The commission will assign the level of documentation required
(levels I-IV) based on the project work proposed and the significance
of the cultural resource.
(4) Archeological documentation.
(A) Purpose. Many standing structures have an arche-
ological component, and archeological remains exist in urban areas as
well as rural areas. The information available from archeological in-
vestigations in and around a building or structure is important in con-
junction with architectural and historical documentation for the synthe-
sis and study of all related material.
(B) When required. When development or historic
preservation treatment of a historic property makes disturbance of
the earth unavoidable, the specific areas affected may need to be
tested archeologically to determine if the undertaking will disturb or
destroy archeological remains, including subsurface features of an
aboveground structure. If the exploratory tests indicate the area has
archeological value and if the development plans cannot be altered,
the archeological data and artifacts directly affected by the project are
to be recovered.
(b) Project reports. When the situation indicates it is advis-
able, one or more of the following project reports may be required to
be compiled during the course of a project and submitted along with
the completion report. All project reports must be compiled under the
supervision of professionally qualified individuals as specified in 26.4
of this title.
(1) Architectural documentation. When investigation and
documentation is not possible prior to commencement of work because
of physical obstruction, or when previously obscured conditions are
subsequently discovered, architectural documentation may be required
during the course of a project (see subsection (a)(3) of this section).
(2) Archeological documentation. When investigation and
documentation are not possible prior to commencement of work be-
cause of physical obstruction, or when previously obscured evidence
is subsequently discovered, archeological documentation may be re-
quired during the course of a project. Archeological documentation
may be required for relocation or demolition permits (see subsection
(a)(4) of this section).
(3) Storage report.
(A) Purpose. Historic features or materials original to
the building or structure or otherwise significant to the building or
structure's evolution are important to the understanding of Texas cul-
ture and history.
(B) When required. When historic features or materials
original or otherwise significant to the building or structure's history are
removed during the course of a project, selected samples must be stored
at the site or at a site approved by the commission, and a storage report
must be filed.
(C) Minimum report requirements. Documentation
must include the following:
(i) photo documentation of the structural or architec-
tural elements to be removed in their original position and in storage
(Photographs must be at least 4 by 6 inches and may be taken with a
35 mm or digital camera. Digital photographs should have a resolution
of at least 300 pixels per inch and may be printed on an inkjet or laser
printer on high-quality paper.);
(ii) written documentation of the existing condition
of the elements prior to removal; and
(iii) written documentation of the storage (preserva-
tion) efforts, including the method and location of storage and any con-
servation efforts made.
(4) Completion report.
(A) Purpose. When work is done to a historic building
or structure, it is important to record the changes that take place so
that the building or structure's historic evolution might be completely
documented for future study.
(B) When required. All Historic Buildings and Struc-
tures Permits require completion reports.
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