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architectural historian

Jane Elizabeth Dorchester, American architectural historian. Archivist records management grant Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, 1994, 95.


Dorchester, Jane Elizabeth was born on July 29, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of John Edmund Carleton and Kathleen Margaret (Russell) Dorchester.


Bachelor in Theatre Arts, West Chester University, 1978. Master of Science in Historic Preservation, University Pennsylvania, 2001.


Contract historic researcher Individual Property Owners, Pennsylvania, 1983—2001. Records researcher Chester County Office of Historic Preservation, West Chester, since 1987. Correspondent Daily Local News, 1987—1988.

Principal researcher Ray H. Ott, Junior, Planner, 1987—2002. Survey coordinator Chester County History Society, 1988. Principal researcher Willistown History Commission, Willistown Township, since 1991, Charlestown History Commission, 1994—2002.

Architectural historian Cultured Resources Consultant Group, Highland Park, New Jersey, since 2002. Consultant historic preservation, since 2002. Consultant national register Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, since 1993.

History preservation consultant East Brandywine History Commission, Gurthrieville, Pennsylvania, 1994-1995. Member West Chester Borough History and Architectural Review Board, 1997-1999.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Chester County Ledger, 1997-2000.


Secretary historical and architectural review board West Chester Boro, since 1998. Member steering committee Chester County Historic Preservation Network, since 1997. Member Pennsylvania Federation of Museum and History Orgns., Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Preservation Pennsylvania, The Royal Oak Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chester County History Society (volunteer curator's office 1984-1990, chairman education committee 1986-1988), The Nature Conservancy (Pennsylvania chapter), The Cousteau Society (Friend of Calypso since 1985), World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation (life associate, Guardian of the Wild).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, gardening, photography, traveling.


Daughter of John Edmund Carleton and Kathleen Margaret (Russell) Daughter of.

John Edmund Carleton Dorchester

Kathleen Margaret (Russell) Dorchester