Hunter Research in Central Park

Hunter Research has supplied historical and archaeological services to the Central Park Conservancy for more than 25 years.  One especially fascinating study was recently featured in The New Yorker magazine.  Through a combination of detailed historical research, map analysis, and field investigation several of the original John Randel survey monuments used to lay out the Manhattan city grid in the 1810s were identified still in place in the Park. 

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Hunter Research Receives Historic Preservation Award from the City of Paterson

 Mid-19th-Century Workers' Housing in Paterson

Mid-19th-Century Workers' Housing in Paterson

In the summer of 2015 Hunter Research completed an intensive-level historic architectural survey of the Dublin neighborhood in Paterson's historic downtown.  Led by Patrick Harshbarger, a team of architectural historians surveyed more than 250 properties in a neighborhood that is believed to contain the oldest concentration of pre-Civil War urban workers' housing in the State of New Jersey.  This award recognizes Hunter Research for its outstanding achievement in preservation planning.


Patrick Harshbarger is named Vice President of Hunter Research

Hunter Research is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Harshbarger to Vice President.  Patrick joined Hunter Research five years ago as Principal Historian/  Principal Architectural Historian. Over this time, he has ably directed the firm’s historical research, architectural surveys and interpretive planning projects.

Patrick brings over 25 years of experience to his new role.  He is well-versed in cultural resources management and the federal, state and municipal regulatory contexts necessary to meeting our client’s needs.  He has a strong background working with museums, historic sites and non-profits, particularly in the areas of interpretive planning, exhibits and collections management. Patrick has specialties in industrial archaeology and historic bridges.

As Vice President, Patrick will have greater involvement in the day-to-day management of the company. He will also take on expanded responsibilities for the development of new projects and proposals for our clients.  

Hunter Research looks forward to Patrick’s leadership in his new role.  Please join us in congratulating him.