Marsh and Associates has extensive experience in research, documentation and recordation of landmarks at the local, state and national levels. Recent nominations include 557 Ashbury Street, City Landmark No. 253, located in Haight Ashbury and the listing of San Francisco State Teacher's College/University of California Extension Center located at 55 Laguna Street, to the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District. Other nominations include the local landmark designation of Saint Brigid Church, located at Van Ness Avenue and Broadway, listed as City Landmark No. 252. Vincent Marsh has also worked with the Mayor's Office of Housing as an architectural historian sub-consultant He has prepared California Office of Historic Preservation, DPR 523 forms for California Register of Historic Resources and has undertaken National Register of Historic Places determinations of eligibility pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Other nomination include the preparation of DPR 523 forms for properties located on the Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto and for properties located in the Central City of Sacramento, CA as the City's former Preservation Director. ›› MORE
Comprehensive Survey work include historic district nominations and listing in Boston, New York State, San Francisco and Sacramento, CA. Vincent Marsh provided oversight to six different consultants retained by the City of Sacramento to complete survey and inventories in various neighborhoods in Sacramento. In addition, Vincent Marsh authored and co-authored a number of historic district case reports in San Francisco including Civic Center and South End Warehouse Historic Districts and the City’s Unreinforced Masonry Building (UMB) Survey. As a Board Member of the Friends of 1800, Vincent Marsh provided technical assistance to a consultant in the development of a GLBT adopted Context Statement and preliminary survey work in the Castro neighborhood. ›› MORE
Marsh and Associates have been retained to undertake a number of HRER’s by project sponsors, environmental firms and adjacent property owners. Recent HRER’s include 70 Douglas Street in Eureka Valley, an HRER for a proposed mixed use project in the 2100 block of Upper Market Street and a CEQA Response to a proposed de facto demolition of an historic resource within the 700 block of 27th Avenue in the Outer Richmond District. Other HRER’s include the identification of historic resources for residential development sites by the City of Walnut Creek and by a private developer in Concord, CA.
Marsh and Associates has been retained by private clients, project sponsors, non-profit groups and neighborhood associations to undertake historic resources California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reviews and analysis. Recent CEQA reviews include proposed residential projects in the Outer Richmond District, 20th and Wisconsin Streets in Potrero Hill, peer review of a proposed hotel within the Northeast Waterfront Historic District and a Section 106 CEQA review within the 2000 block of Green Street.
Vincent Marsh has a long history in working with congregations and historic religious property owners in the preservation, protection and nomination of religious properties to local, state and national registers. Nominations have included Saint Brigid Church in Pacific Heights, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in the Western Addition, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Russian Hill, and Saint Francis Church in North Beach (currently underway). Other nominations include the Second Church of Christ Scientist and Golden Gate Lutheran Church, both of which are located on Dolores Street in the Mission Dolores neighborhood. ›› MORE
Vincent Marsh has been retained as a qualified architectural historian to undertake reviews for consistency with the “Standards” on a number of projects including proposed rehabilitation and new construction at the Blood House located at 2526 Durant Avenue in Berkeley, CA and a review of approved projects located in Downtown Benicia by the City of Benicia. Another project surrounded the review of the impact of a “de facto demolition” of an historic resource located in the 700 block of the Outer Richmond District. A CEQA Public Hearing before the Board of Supervisor’s resulted in an outcome which required that an HRER be prepared. Marsh and Associates and his client undertook their own analysis, which resulted in a CEQA Review pursuant to the “Standards,” an Abbreviated Context Statement, a Comprehensive Survey of the Area of Potential Effect (APE) as defined by the Board of Supervisors and a request that the City undertake a “higher level” of Environmental Review.›› MORE