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Historic Preservation

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Dept Head: Karen McWilliams

How To Guides

We offer advice on how to maintain your property, fix and repair features, and restore features back to the original condition. This advice applies to both the interior and exterior of your property, but you are under no obligation to complete any activity, except general maintenance!

Rehab Right

The editors of "Old House Journal" call Rehab Right: How to Realize the Full Value of Your Old House by Helaine Kaplan Prentice and Blair Prentice "the best regional preservation guidebook around." The authors present the case for sensitive rehabilitation using lucid graphics and everyday language. This book simply explains how to repair (instead of replace) items, such as windows, in your historic home and also gives examples in a well-illustrated, step-by-step approach.

Federal Historic Preservation Briefs

The links below offer additional information on rehabilitating historic homes and buildings: