Projects

SJM Cultural Resource Services LLC is a small firm that provides a range of services including:

  • Cultural resource identification, evaluation, and documentation
  • Local, state, and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations
  • Intensive- and reconnaissance-level historic resource surveys
  • SEPA and NHPA Section 106 compliance and documentation
  • Historical research and writing

Below is a list of projects, feature writing pieces, and published materials to illustrate the firm’s depth of experience. 

PROJECTS

Washington
Burr House, Kirkland, WA. Intensive-level history. 2022
Seattle Pet Cemetery, Kent, WA. King County Landmark Nomination. 2021-present
SBH Synagogue / Tolliver Temple, City of Seattle Landmark Nomination. 2021-present
Vasa Hall, Preston, WA. King County Landmark Nomination. 2021-2022
Surrey Downs Neighborhood, Bellevue, WA. RLS Survey with NWV. 2021
The Center for Wooden Boats. City of Seattle Landmark Nomination. 2020-2021
Wagner Floating Home. City of Seattle Landmark Nomination. 2020-2021
W.D. Gibbon General Store. City of Maple Valley Landmark Nomination. 2020
Seattle Florence Crittenton Home. City of Seattle Landmark Nomination. 2020
NASA’s Lunar Roving Vehicles. City of Kent. WA Heritage Register. 2018-2020
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma. Reconnaissance survey & report. 2019
Ronnei-Raum House, Fall City, WA. King County Landmark Nomination. 2019
Herald Building, Enumclaw, WA. Recon-level survey for SEPA mitigation. 2019
Surrey Building, Bellevue, WA. Intensive-level survey for Section 106 mitigation. 2019
Issaquah Auto Freight Co. Bldg. City of Issaquah Landmark Nomination. 2018
Gilman Town Hall & Jail. City of Issaquah Landmark Nomination. 2017-2018
Buchanan House. City of Kirkland Landmark Nomination. 2017-2018
Boeing Airplane Company Building. City of Tukwila Landmark Nomination. 2017-2018
St. Edward Seminary. City of Kenmore Landmark Nomination. 2016-2018
Campbell Building.  City of Seattle Landmark Nomination.  2016-2017
Crescent-Hamm Building.  City of Seattle Landmark Nomination.  2016-2017

Idaho
Owyhee Motorcycle Club, Boise, ID. NRHP Nomination, 2021-present
Buckner House, Boise, ID. NRHP Nomination, 2021-present
Bethel Baptist Church, Pocatello, ID. NRHP Nomination, 2021
Robbins House, Boise, ID. NRHP Nomination. 2019-2020
Greenwood School, Hazelton, ID. NRHP Nomination. 2019-2020
Gibson Funeral Home, Boise, ID. History Narrative for Section 106 Mitigation. 2016

Oregon
Swanson House, Redmond, OR. NRHP Nomination, 2020-present
Historic Residential Resources of Redmond MPD. City of Redmond, OR. 2020-present
Redmond (Oregon) Downtown Historic District. NRHP Nomination. 2016-2017

Kansas
Newell-Johnson-Searle House. NRHP Nomination. Oskaloosa, KS. 2016-2017
National Register Review and Consultation. Kansas Historical Society. 2006-2015

Tennessee
Temple Cemetery. NRHP Nomination. Nashville, TN. 2004
St. Paul’s AME Church. NRHP Nomination. Fayetteville, TN. 2003
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Cost-Share Challenge Project. 2002-2003
Matt Gardner Homestead Preservation Plan.  Giles County, TN.  2003
Preservation Plan for Rest Hill Cemetery. Lebanon, TN. 2002


FEATURE WRITING

Short biography of Victor W. Voorhees (1876-1970), Seattle-based architect, 2017
Contributions to Atlas Obscura, a collaborative website telling stories of the world’s “wondrous and curious” places:

PUBLISHED MATERIALS

Regular contributor to Kansas Preservation, a quarterly publication of the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office, 2006-2015.

Martin, Sarah J. Review of Remembering Roadside America: Preserving the Recent Past as Landscape and Place, by John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle. Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 35, 3 (Autumn 2012): 214.

Martin, Sarah J. Review of A Cherokee Woman’s America: Memoirs of Narcissa Owen, 1831-1907, edited by Karen L. Kilcup. Tennessee Historical Quarterly 66, 4 (Winter 2007): 376-377.

Martin, Sarah J. “Preserving Chattanooga’s ‘Sacred Acre’: The Daughters of the American Revolution and Brainerd Mission Cemetery,” Border States: Journal of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association 15 (Spring 2005): 25-35.

Martin, Sarah Jackson. “Shaping History, Constructing Culture: The Daughters of the American Revolution and the Transformation of Chattanooga’s Brainerd Mission Cemetery.” Master’s Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2004. Adviser: Carroll Van West.

Old House Series, Nashville Metro Historical Commission (2003). As a graduate student intern, I produced a series of brochures designed to acquaint the public with common house styles in Nashville, Tennessee. The brochures are still used today and include: