DONALD LINEBAUGH HONORED BY THE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE FORUM
Donald Linebaugh, Director of MAPP's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, is the winner of this year’s Buchanan Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum for his project on the Goulson Frame House. Additional information may be found at Vernacular Architecture Forum under awards and prizes.
Dr. Donald Linebaugh, Director of the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation Program, is this year’s recipient of the Buchanan Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum. The award recognizes Linebaugh’s project on the Goulson Frame House in west-central Minnesota.
Established in 1980, the mission of the Vernacular Architecture Forum is to encourage the study and preservation of traditional “everyday” domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural structures, as well as settlement patterns and cultural landscapes found within the United States. The Paul E. Buchanan Award recognizes documented efforts in vernacular architecture that are not formally published. The award aims to highlight historic reports, surveys, restoration projects, installations or exhibits that would otherwise not receive such wide exposure, so that they can further educate and inspire others.
Linebaugh’s report on the Goulson Frame House was selected among eight finalists. Built in 1880, the house is a one-and-a-half-story structure located in the farm country of west-central Minnesota. With support from the descendants of Hans and Anna Goulson, Linebaugh’s report provides a detailed study of European settlement in the area and the importation of architectural traditions—such as the vibrant Norwegian paint scheme found in the Goulson house—modified for the American environment. The Goulson Frame House project represents a successful collaboration between historic preservationists and property descendants in the study and documentation of one of the few remaining examples of a once commonplace historic building.
Several students and alumni contributed their expertise to the project, including Amy Bolasky, MHP ’07; Lauren Schiszik, MHP ’10; Alisyn Stuebner, MHP ’09; and Rachel Cousart Palisin, Ph.D. candidate.