Indiana Historical Society, Jay Small Postcard Collection, Standard Cottage, 1886, Bethany Park, Indiana, Collection No. P0391, image © 2003.

 

Indiana Historical Society, Jay Small Postcard Collection, Standard Cottage, 1886, Bethany Park, Indiana, Collection No. P0391, image © 2003.

Preservation Brief 45: Preserving Historic Wood Porches

AIA Continuing Education System Quiz

The following quiz assesses understanding of the information contained in the U.S. National Park Service's Preservation Brief on preserving historic wood porches. The Brief, authored by Aleca Sullivan and John Leeke, is part of an ongoing series that provides guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.

The fifty Preservation Briefs cover a wide range of topics; many contain information relevant to non-historic as well as historic buildings. They are a valuable resource for architects and other professionals working in preservation, as well as the renovation, repair, and maintenance of non-historic buildings. The quiz is a collaborative project of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and HPEF.

The brief is available on the National Park Service website. Print copies can be purchased for a nominal fee from the U.S. Government Printing Office

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Read the Preservation Brief 45 text, then return to this page and complete all questions below. Submit the quiz using the button at the end. A score of 80 percent or above entitles the participant to 1.25 Health, Safety & Welfare learning unit hours (1.25 HSW LU Hours). Certificates of completion will be issued via email. Contact info@hpef.us with questions, comments, or technical issues.

 
 
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1) Cultural factors that contributed to the popularity of the porch in North America include: *
2) Alterations made to a porch after its original construction may become important to its historic character. *
3) Cupping and deteriorated floorboards may be directly caused by all of the following except: *
4) Regular porch maintenance and surface treatments typically consist of: *
5) When replacing an individual baluster, it is important to: *
6) Deteriorated wood foundation posts may be repaired using epoxy consolidation techniques. *
7) Guidelines for replacing porch elements include all of the following except: *
8) Substitute synthetic materials may be appropriate for use in replacing deteriorated porch elements if: *
9) Approaches that help ensure that a new porch enclosure does not negatively affect a building’s historic character include: *
10) When the historic porch railing does not reach the height required by building codes, it is best to fabricate a new, taller railing and baluster based on the original. *