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Environmental Science

Beardsley Avenue Site Study

Beardsley Avenue lies north of downtown Elkhart. It has a serene environment as it consists of various parks, a historic vehicular bridge and an amazingly intact residential neighbourhood along St Joseph’s River. The island Park is connected to the Pulaski Park by a bridge. A historic bandstand lies at the centre of the island. A largely filled millrace is still visible east of Edwards Bugs’ Avenue after going out of business.

This place provides the best venue for the research findings, given that it is both grassy and woody (Dixon et al. 96). The chosen area provides a cool and warm environment, providing the best conditions required for the research. Since the area is both grassy and woody, it provides an ample and quiet environment for our intended study. Good environmental conditions also provide a humble time since such conditions as rain and snow would completely interfere with the research process. The selected study area is bright and clear, providing a humble research time. In most cases, researchers waste a lot of time clearing their areas of study, as most of the areas are woody, and research cannot penetrate such areas. The selected artefact areas would be noted, and landmarks would be put to identify them just in case the research study continues and digging may be necessary.

The site is used by the public for recreation and entertainment due to the presence of numerous parks like Island Park, which has an artesian well and a Lundquist bicentennial park, among others, Ruthmere mansion and museum. It is also used for architectural purposes, as it is a wealth of architectural examples from the 20th century. The district also serves as a business centre, where companies like Atwood Mobile Products are located. The numerous residential units like Riverside apartments are significant in residential development. It has played a role since the beginning and is still used in the same way, no matter the changes that have occurred since then (William 6). The selected research area is public land, so the research does not have to go through the long process of seeking permission and letters from the authorities to undertake the intended study purpose. This will save a lot of time, given that the long processes will not be necessary for the preparation phase of the research work. From the observations made, most of the residents are middle-aged with children and the old, forming a minor percentage of the population. The residential areas around the area of study also provide the inhabitants of the area of study. Information from these areas will be of great meaning to the group when it comes to the location of artefacts and their collection.

Albert Beardsley, his family, and his working partners dwelt in the Beardsley Avenue district between the 19th and 20th centuries, carrying out several businesses. The Presbyterian Church and Salvation Army show that they were Christians. Soon after his death, his nephews and sons continued in the very place that led to its further development (Moore and Baxter 4). The presence of ecstatic buildings of those old times is clear evidence that designers and architects carried out such tasks. The great Ruthmere mansion is, in this case, associated with architects Enoch Hill Turncock and A.H. Ellwood, who designed the Queen Anne building.

As human continue to live in the district, their activities would greatly change the site either positively or negatively. The district is bound to have modern buildings and an improved transport system due to improved technology. This would be of great help to the residents in several ways later. Modern buildings would lead to improved living standards for the residents and better lives in good homes with ample living conditions.

Work Cited

Dixon, James E., and Kelly Monteleone. “Gateway to the Americas: underwater archeological survey in Beringia and the North Pacific.” Prehistoric archaeology on the continental shelf. Springer, New York, NY, 2014.Pp 95-114.

Moore, William. An archaeological survey for a proposed wastewater treatment plant and discharge lin Montgomery County, Texas. 2018. Pp 5-7.

Moore, William, and William Baxter. An Archaeological Survey for the Walker County Special Utility District Water System Improvement Project in Central Walker County, Texas. 2015.Pp 2-6.



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