When my work researching historic properties introduces me to an architect not yet featured prominently on the web, I write a short biography and send it to the State Historic Preservation Office (ongoing). A recent example is noted below:
- Victor W. Voorhees (1876-1970), Seattle-based architect
Occasionally write short pieces for Atlas Obscura, a collaborative website telling stories of the world’s “wondrous and curious” places (ongoing). A few recent examples are noted below:
- Utopia College, Eureka, Kansas
- Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Elma, Washington
- Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site, Cooperstown, North Dakota
- Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji, Minnesota
- Dalton Gang Hideout & Museum, Meade, Kansas
- Teapot Dome Service Station, Zillah, Washington
Researched, wrote, and/or edited more than 300 nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, the Register of Historic Kansas Places, and various local landmark lists in the Seattle and King County, Washington vicinity (2002-present). Examples of nominations I compiled include:
- St. Edward Seminary. City of Kenmore Landmark nomination. King County, WA (Designated September 27, 2018)
- Gilman Town Hall & Jail. City of Issaquah Landmark nomination. King County, WA (Designated July 26, 2018)
- William D. Buchanan House. City of Kirkland Landmark nomination. King County, WA (Designated May 24, 2018)
- Boeing Airplane Company Building. City of Tukwila Landmark nomination. King County, WA (Designated March 22, 2018)
- Campbell Building City of Seattle Landmark nomination. King County, WA (Designated April 5, 2017)
- Crescent-Hamm Building City of Seattle Landmark nomination. King County, WA (Listed February 15, 2017)
- Soule Canal – Gray County Segment 1 National Register nomination. Gray County, KS (NR-Listed October 15, 2014)
- Dalton Gang Hideout & Museum National Register nomination. Meade County, KS (NR-Listed January 7, 2015)
- Girl Scout Little House National Register nomination. Clark County, KS (NR-listed April 14, 2015)
- Smoky Hill Trail & Butterfield Overland Despatch Segment National Register nomination. Dickinson County, KS. (NR-Listed July 7, 2015.)
- ATSF Steam Locomotive #3415 National Register nomination. Dickinson County, KS. (NR-Listed April 16, 2015.)
Wrote numerous press releases, Kansas Historical Society (2006-2015). Examples are noted below:
- Historic Sites Board of Review Nominates…May 14, 2015
- Girl Scout Little House, Portion of Route 66 Among Listings…April 29, 2015
Produced National Register program materials for website and print distribution (2006-2015):
- Flyer: Basics of National Register Historic Districts
- Webpage: National Register Historic Districts
- Presentation: National Register of Historic Places & Researching Historic Properties (2014)
Old House Series, Nashville Metro Historical Commission (2003). As an 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:
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.