Petra Knapp

Petra Knapp

Survey & National Register Manager

Petra Knapp is a Survey & National Register Manager in the State Historic Preservation Office. She holds a master’s degree in history, with a certificate in Applied History/Historic Preservation from Youngstown State University. Before joining the team at the OHPO, Petra served in the AmeriCorps Ohio History Service Corps as a Community Surveyor. During her service, she documented more than 150 historic resources constructed between 1940 and 1970, including a neighborhood designed and developed by an African-American contractor. Thanks in part to her survey, this neighborhood is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Following her year with AmeriCorps, Petra worked for 8 years for a private cultural resources management firm, and conducted innumerable small- and large-scale architectural field surveys for a variety of public and private entities.

9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop: Surveying Homes & Workplaces

Learn tips for conducting survey of residential neighborhoods and downtown commercial districts. After an introduction to the Ohio Historic Inventory, attendees will venture out into downtown Newark and will practice surveying and documenting historic buildings in the central business district.