Depending on the size of the property and the number of contributing resources, we require a site or floor plan. Please do not embed maps or site plans in the text of the nomination.
• Submit at least one detailed map or sketch map for districts and for properties containing a substantial number of resources. Plat books, insurance maps, bird's-eye views, district highway maps, and hand-drawn maps may be used. Sketch maps need not be drawn to a precise scale, unless they are also used in place of a verbal boundary description.
The information on the maps should be indicated by coding, crosshatching, numbering, or other graphic techniques. Do not use color coding. Click on the terms above to learn more and see examples.
The maps should display:
• The boundaries of the property, carefully delineated;
• The names of streets or highway numbers, including those bordering the property;
• A north arrow and approximate scale, if done to scale;
• Names or numbers of parcels that correspond to the description of the resources in Section 7;
• Contributing buildings, sites, structures, and objects, (these should be numbered and the numbering should correspond to the listing of buildings, sites, structures and objects listed in Section 7);
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• Noncontributing buildings, sites, structures, and objects (these should be numbered and the numbering should correspond to the listing of buildings, sites, structures, and objects listed in Section 7);
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• Other natural features or land uses covering substantial acreage or having historical significance such as forests, fields, rivers, lakes, etc.;
• Archeological sites and districts should also include the location and extent of disturbances, including previous excavations; the location of specific significant features and artifact loci; and the distribution of sites if it is an archeological district.
• If the original map(s) is larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches, a copy must also be submitted that has been reduced to such size.
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Aaron Copland House, NY:
The Aaron Copland House in the town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York, was the longtime home of Aaron Copland (1900-1990), one of the most renowned and highly influential figures in American musical history. Copland bought the secluded 1940's house known as "Rock Hill" in 1960 and it was his home, studio, and base of operations for the next 30 years. Widely regarded as the "Dean of American Composers" and the "George Washington of American Music," Copland envisioned and created a distinctively American musical idiom in concert, ballet, film, and opera for the first time in our history; Overview in the mid-1920s, he defined its sound and character. Copland directly or indirectly influenced virtually every American composer who followed him and he served as a role model of the modern American composer.