HIBS Documentation

Jean has documented many architecturally significant buildings/sites through the Historic Illinois Building Survey (HIBS) program, which involves the development of in-depth written reports, digital color photographs, and architectural drawings. These projects use the federal Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Outline Form for written recordation, although standards for photographic documentation and architectural drawings may vary. HIBS recordation typically serves as a mitigation strategy to document properties prior to alteration or demolition. Final recordation packages are submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for accession to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield.