439 Field Trip Instructions. Friday, October 14.
House Type Field Guide. You must have a house-type field guide for this exercise. I made one for you. It is at this link. Print out each of the slides. Insert a blank sheet piece of paper in between each image page so that you have room for notes. Staple the pages together and bring the packet with you on Friday. You should bring your tree guide with you too.
During class time on Friday, I want you to investigate the house-types of Chico’s original residential neighborhood, which is bounded by 2nd and 9th Streets and Salem and Orange Streets. Your mission is to find examples of each of the house-styles listed below.
If you feel more comfortable not doing this assignment in the field, you may use Google Earth Street View to do your landscape observation. However, you might find that Google Maps is more useful because it is easier to find addresses.
The purpose of your field observation is simple:
1. Begin to learn common styles of residential architecture.
2. Continue to learn some of the common species of trees that comprise Chico’s urban forest.
On Monday, 10/17 you will turn in a list of addresses where you found examples of these house-types and justifications for each of your choices. This will fit on one or two pages. You will also write down the locations where you observed 4-5 of the trees in the tree guide that I made for you. You will not turn in your house-type guide.
The exercise is due by 2:00 pm, Monday, October 17. I will not accept any late work. Students may do the field observation alone or in groups. However, each student must turn in a completed project that does not duplicate the work of anyone else.
Here’s an example of what I want.
Architectural Style Address Justification
1. Flintstone Modern 12 Bedrock Lane Flat stone roof, with large, circular picture window
Tree (Common name) Address
2. Stone Age Sweet Gum 12 Bedrock Lane
Greek Revival (1840-1890)
Pioneer Cottage (1850-1890)
Single Story Italianate or Italianate Cottage (1865-1885)
Colonial Revival (1880s-present)
Colonial Revival Cottage (1895-1915)
Prairie Style (1900-1950s)
Neo-Dutch Colonial (1900-1940
Monterey Revival (1925-1955)