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:

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:

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:

Wrote numerous press releases, Kansas Historical Society (2006-2015). Examples are noted below:

Produced National Register program materials for website and print distribution (2006-2015):

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.