Proof of Concept
Places at risk
While the advancements in 3D capture technology provide an improved opportunity to digitally preserve places and items at a scale that has never been available before – preservation is still a race against time.
There are hundreds if not thousands of places at risk. Historical places crumbling from neglect, lack of budget/finances, lack of media attention/wider popularity, or slated for the dust bin due to expanding development.
Potential Locations and Sites
While we are documenting a number of small locations and historical assets right now, a major Proof of Concept project is needed to show the wider opportunities and benefits of The Digitized South initiative.
Town, County, State buildings such as courthouses, jails, libraries, hospitals, and associated spaces.
Places of Worship
Churches, Synagogues, Meeting Houses, Mosques, Reading Rooms, Community Specific Houses of Worship, first churches, small rural places to large brick buildings and associated spaces.
Schools, small school houses, University buildings, campus buildings, libraries.
Local Sites of Historical Events
Restaurants, meeting halls, homes, town squares. Buildings involved in local historical events.
Local Sites of Historical Figures
Birthplaces and residences of historical and local figures.
Cemeteries, tombs, headstones, grave markers, grave sites, burial grounds.
Outdoor Objects and Spaces
Courtyards, gardens, parks, town squares. Statues, monuments, public artwork, and sculpture. Bridges.
Industry and Businesses
Industrial infrastructure with regional meaning (e.g. Water towers, manufacturing plants, railway stations, docks etc.)
Commercial sites such as theaters, stores, markets, gas stations.
Native American Sites
Native American artifacts, mounds, spiritual places.
Sites of Architectural Significance
Buildings of local architectural, material, or stylistic significance.