Joyce Reopel Zabarsky Historic Preservation Papers – MS067

Joyce Reopel Zabarsky Historic Preservation Papers – MS067

Provenance: Gift of Joyce Reopel Zabarsky

Citation: Joyce Reopel Zabarsky Historic Preservation Papers (MS067), Manuscript Collections, Portsmouth Athenaeum

Size: 1 Hollinger Boxes (6 linear inches)

Access: No restrictions

Processed by: Susan Stowe Kindstedt in 2010

Scope and Content

Collection contains records and materials documenting Joyce Zabarsky’s involvement with Portsmouth’s Historic District. Zabarsky was instrumental in the formation of an HDC in Portsmouth and the collection includes a great deal of materials from 1972 when a group of concerned citizens worked to save several endangered historic properties. The collection includes architectural surveys, meeting agendas and minutes, and materials from the South End Association, a group interested in the preservation of the South End.

Separated materials

Bound Volumes removed to Portsmouth Athenaeum Library Collection:

Portsmouth at the Crossroads: A Report of the Changes and Choices in a New England Community by George K. Romoser and George K. Lagassa for the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities

Doorways to the Future, 1972 Portsmouth Community Improvement Program Final Report by James P. Purcell Associates

Historic District Visual Guidelines Portsmouth New Hampshire, 1977

Historic Districting: A Report on Historic Districting for the City of Portsmouth, 1976

Zoning Ordinances Portsmouth, NH, 1976

1972-1973 Capital Budget and Six Year Improvement Program

1975-1980 Capital Budget and Six Year Improvement Program

Work Study Design Community Renewal Program, Portsmouth, NH, 1971


Removed to Pamphlet Collection:

The South Ender [3 issues]


Removed to Map Collection:

Map of Proposed Historic Districts [2 copies]

Community Renewal Program Plan, 1971


Folder List

Folder 1 Historic Building Survey, undated

Document surveys the present city (ca. 1970) in comparison to the 1813 city map, noting buildings that have been moved or destroyed. The location of salvaged materials is also noted.

Folder 2 Case against the development at the corner of South and Junkins, 1972

Folder 3 “An Inventory of Historic Structures Portsmouth, New Hampshire” Report prepared for the Community Improvement Program by City Librarian Dorothy Vaughan

Folder 4 “An Exterior Architectural and Historical Survey of the South End of Portsmouth, New Hampshire” prepared for Community Improvement Program by James L. Garvin, 1972

Folder 5 South End Association materials

Folder 6 Proposal to form the Historic District Commission

Folder 7 Evidence in support of the formation of an HDC

Folder 8 Formation of the HDC, notes, etc.

Folder 9 HDC Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1977

Folder 10 HDC Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1978

Folder 11 HDC Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1979

Folder 12 HDC Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1980

Folder 13 HDC regulations regarding signage

Folder 14 Newspaper clippings

Folder 15 Miscellaneous correspondence

Folder 16 HDC attempted removal

Folder 17 “Some Treasures of the Portsmouth Public Library” by Dorothy Vaughan, 1974

Folder 18 CCPP brochure, documenting endangered historic buildings in Portsmouth