The research done by a member of the Class of 2005 for his senior
project is now being applied to his first post-St. Lawrence full-time
As noted in a June 6 story in the South Bend, Indiana, Tribune newspaper,
Jonas H. Landes '05 is one of six researchers employed by the Historic
Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, combing the city of South Bend for
sites with historical features. During his senior year, Landes created
a map server investigating cultural changes in the township of Canton
from 1865 to the present.
In South Bend, Landes and another researcher work as a team, walking
every single street and documenting homes, churches, parks, bridges
and any other structures that are at least 40 years old and whose exteriors
have not been significantly altered. Their work will result in a study
to be published in 2007.
Landes, of Marshallburg, North Carolina, earned his St. Lawrence
degree, cum laude, in environmental
studies/economics, with a minor in outdoor studies. He received
the D. Douglas Andrews Memorial Award for International and Intercultural
Studies at Moving-Up Day in 2004. In the fall of 2004, he studied in
New Zealand through the International
Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and was awarded a travel/research
grant from the Center for International and Intercultural Studies to
explore New Zealand's backcountry hut system after his semester there.
To learn more about Landes' senior project, "Mapping Cultural Changes
in the Township of Canton: 1800-2004," visit
the Web site, or take a look at an interactive
map that was part of the project.
Posted: June 16, 2005