Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, Architecture - History Inventory Database

This page last updated: 06/20/2014
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) - Minnesota Historical Society
Title Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, Architecture - History Inventory Database
Abstract The SHPO Architecture-History database consists of architectural and historic properties (buildings, structures, objects, districts, and landscapes) identified and inventoried by the SHPO, state and federal agencies, and local units of government in the course of their historic preservation activities. These activities are carried out through provisions of the National Register of Historic Places Program as specified in the National Historic Preservation Act, the Minnesota Historic Sites Act, and the Minnesota Field Archaeology Act.
Purpose Identify and determine eligibility of historic properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference 1972-present. Date of most recent fieldwork.
Progress In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.25
-89.48
49.40
43.50
Place Keywords Minnesota, MN
Theme Keywords society, historic sites, historic districts, National Register of Historic Places, architecture, engineering, buildings, structures, objects, landscapes
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints The dataset is available at no charge to federal and state agencies, local units of government, cultural resource managers, and historic preservation consultants. The database is available to the public who obtain permission from the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. Data is available in *.dbf IBM compatible format.
Use Constraints Database is continually being edited so files quickly become out of date.
Contact Person Information Tom Cinadr, Survey and Inventory
State Historic Preservation Office
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN  55102-1903
Phone: 651-259-3453
Fax: 651-282-2374
Email: thomas.cinadr@mnhs.org
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets The SHPO Archaeological Database
This database consists of archaeological properties identified and inventoried by the SHPO, Office of the State Archaeologist, cooperating state and federal agencies, and professional archaeologists in the course of their archaeological research activities.

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Data was collected by field crews. Attribute accuracy varies widely. Paper records sometimes list source of information.
Logical Consistency Not applicable
Completeness Properties from Ramsey County, Duluth, and downtown Minneapolis still need to be added to the database. Properties from these locations will be added as time allows. Linear properties (historic trails) and large properties (historic districts) have not been digitized.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Data was collected in the field and plotted on plat maps or city maps. Almost all properties are accurate to the city block. Many properties are accurate to within 30 meters. Database contains as assessment as to the accuracy of the property's location.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage Paper records are from SHPO Statewide Survey, Heritage Preservation Commission Surveys, and historic preservation surveys conducted by federal and state agencies. Database is maintained at irregular intervals. Property records are edited on an ongoing basis. New properties are added to the database on at least a yearly basis.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
UTM Zone Number 14, 15, 16
Horizontal Datum NAD27
Horizontal Units Meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview The SHPO Architecture-History database has a simple variable-attribute structure. Each record corresponds to an individual property. For properties located in multiple sections, the property record is repeated for each section; the UTM is placed in the first record and is the property's centroid. The record number for multiple entries are identified in the PROPNAME with a (1), (2) etc. Database contains location information, architectural and historic research data, and historic preservation management information.

COUNTY - name of the county
CITYTWP - name of the minor civil subdivision
INVENTNUM- inventory number - unique identifier
PIN - property identification number when available
PROPNAME - historic name of the property
ADDRESS - address of the property
PROPCAT - property's thematic category (i.e. domestic, commerce etc.)
PROPTYPE - inferred function of the property (i.e. residence, farmstead, hotel etc.)
STYLE - architectural style
ARCHITECT - name of the architect if known
DATEBUILT - date the property was built, includes major rehabilitations
HISTCONTXT - historic context from SHPO planning documents
NRHP - list on the National Register of Historic Places
SEF - SHPO staff has informally determined the property is eligible for the National Register
CEF- is the property 'considered eligible' for the National Register
DOE - has the property been formally 'determined eligible' for the National Register
TOWNSHIP - township number
RANGE - range number
EASTWEST - east or west ranges
SECTION - section number
QUARTERS - quarter-quarter-quarter section the property is located in
USGS - USGS map where the property is located
RCNUMBER- Review and Compliance number from a SHPO review
TRACKING - additional reviews of the property
REPORTNUM - SHPO report number
DATESURVEY - month, date and year the property was first inventoried
UTMZONE - UTM zone
EASTING - UTM easting coordinate using NAD27
NORTHING - UTM northing coordinate using NAD27
QTRQTRQTR - 10 acre cell
QTRQTR - 40 acre cell
QTR - 160 acre cell
LOCCONF - confidence of locating property on USGS map
ACRES - number of acres associated with the property
DATUM - NAD27
PHOTOS - MHS photo number if applicable
XEASTING - UTM for Zone 15 extended as calculated by MnGeo
XNORTHING - UTM for ZONE 15 extended as calculated by MnGeo
Detailed Citation Minnesota SHPO Architecture-History Database documentation
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher
Publication Date Unknown
Contact Person Information Tom Cinadr, Survey and Inventory
State Historic Preservation Office
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN  55102-1903
Phone: 651-259-3453
Fax: 651-282-2374
Email: thomas.cinadr@mnhs.org
Distributor's Data Set Identifier arch_his
Distribution Liability Contact Distributor
Ordering Instructions The dataset is available at no charge to federal and state agencies, local units of government, cultural resource managers, and historic preservation consultants. The database is available to the public who obtain permission from the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. Data is available in *.dbf IBM compatible format.
Online Linkage None available

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 06/20/2014
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
Fax: 651-296-6398
Email: gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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