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135 Glossary of terms used in the report Character-defining featuresâProminent or distinctive aspects, qualities, or characteristics of an architectural style or form that contribute sig- nificantly to its physical character. Generally, the character-defining features represent the physical manifestation of the significant ele- ments of the property. Features may include materials, engineering design, and structural and decorative details. Contributing ResourceâRefers to buildings, structures, objects, or sites within a historic district that were built within the period of signifi- cance and possess historic integrity. Determination of EligibilityâSee intensive-level survey. DocumentationâRefers to the process of compiling the results of the identification and evaluation processes and may include a historic context, survey results, and eligibility evaluations. ElevationâRefers to the sides and rear of a building. FacadeâRefers to the front of a building. FormâRefers to the overall massing, layout, and shape of a building. Field Survey DocumentationâThe process of collecting information and photographs for a property as part of the field survey. IdentificationâRefers to the process of conducting field survey, includ- ing surveying properties in the field and analyzing the survey data. Intensive-level surveyâBuilds upon the efforts of the reconnaissance- level survey and includes historic research. Additional descriptive information may also be prepared. This level of survey and evalua- tion often leads to a National Register eligibility recommendation, also referred to as a determination of eligibility. National Register EvaluationâRefers to the process of applying the National Register Criteria to a property to assess eligibility. Noncontributing ResourceâRefers to buildings, structures, objects, or sites within a historic district that have been substantially altered or were constructed after the period of significance. Phase I surveyâSee reconnaissance-level survey. Phase II surveyâSee intensive-level survey. Project sponsorâConsidered the lead agency responsible for fulfilling the obligation of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (contained in the Code of Federal Regulations at 36 CFR Part 800). Reconnaissance-level surveyâDocumentation of resources with photo- graphs, brief descriptions, mapping, and limited historic research. StyleâRefers to the decorative details and materials that are applied to exemplify a particular architectural style. SubdivisionâPlanned residential developments and also the process of dividing a parcel of land into smaller units that serve as buildable lots. SurveyâSee reconnaissance-level survey and intensive-level survey. Abbreviated terms in the report AASHTO American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials AIA American Institute of Architects ALCOA Aluminum Company of America APE Area of Potential Effects ASPO American Society of Planning Officials CMU Concrete Masonry Unit DOT Department of Transportation Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association FHA Federal Housing Administration FHWA Federal Highway Administration FRP Fiber reinforced plastic GIS Geographic Information Systems GM General Motors GNP Gross National Product IBM International Business Machines MPD Multiple Property Document NAHB National Association of Home Builders NAREB National Association of Real Estate Boards NCSHPO National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers NHA National Housing Agency NPS National Park Service PVC Polyvinyl Chloride RFC Reconstruction Finance Corporation SHPO State Historic Preservation Office SMSA Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas TRB Transportation Research Board ULI Urban Land Institute USGS United States Geological Survey VA Veteranâs Administration VAF Vernacular Architecture Forum A P P E N D I X C Glossary of Terms and List of Abbreviations