ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 53-58, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W2-53-2017
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16 Aug 2017
DIGITAL PRESERVATION OF THE QUON SANG LUNG LAUNDRY BUILDING, FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA
P. Dawson1, F. Baradaran4, A. Jahraus5, E. Rubalcava2, A. Farrokhi3, and C. Robinson6 1Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, Canada
2Alberta Culture and Tourism: Historic Resources Management Branch, Canada
3Alberta Culture and Tourism: Historic Resources Management Branch, Canada
4Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada
5Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
6Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, Canada
Keywords: Preservation, Emergency recording, Digital modeling, Laser scanning Abstract. This paper describes the results of an emergency recording and archiving of a historic structure in Southern Alberta and explores the lessons learned. Digital recording of the Quon Sang Lung Laundry building in Fort Macleod, Alberta, was a joint initiative between Alberta Culture and Tourism and the University of Calgary. The Quon Sang Lung Laundry was a boomtown-style wood structure situated in the Fort Macleod Provincial Historic Area, Alberta. Built in the mid-1800s, the structure was one of the four buildings comprising Fort Macleod’s Chinatown. Its association with Chinese immigration, settlement, and emergence of Chinese-owned businesses in early twentieth-century Alberta, made the Quon Sang Lung Laundry a unique and very significant historic resource. In recent years, a condition assessment of the structure indicated that the building was not safe and that the extent of the instability could lead to a sudden collapse. In response, Alberta Culture and Tourism engaged the Departments of Anthropology and Archaeology and Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary, to digitally preserve the laundry building. A complete survey including the laser scanning of all the remaining elements of the original structure, was undertaken. Through digital modeling, the work guarantees that a three-dimensional representation of the building is available for future use. This includes accurate 3D renders of the exterior and interior spaces and a collection of architectural drawings comprising floor plans, sections, and elevations.
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Citation: Dawson, P., Baradaran, F., Jahraus, A., Rubalcava, E., Farrokhi, A., and Robinson, C.: DIGITAL PRESERVATION OF THE QUON SANG LUNG LAUNDRY BUILDING, FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 53-58, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W2-53-2017, 2017.

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