Welcome to the Recent Past Revealed, this site was created as an on-going collaborative project between the Historic Preservation Department of Savannah College of Art and Design and the National Alliance of Historic Preservation Commissions.
As more of our existing building stock comes of age, survey, evaluation and designation of our more recent resources will become increasingly important. Despite the abundance of resources, there is little agreed upon terminology to describe these resources. This is not to say however that none exists.
Yet, as revealed by this web site, it does exist. The types, style names and glossary terms identified in this Web site were compiled from existing survey forms and manuals, style guides, glossaries and web sites.
Currently, this site only contains information on residential styles, but in the future, there are plans to include commercial architecture as well as a list of architect and builder biographies.