Old Building Owner's Links

Technical information and guidance for preservationists, architects, contractors, homeowners, and other old-building lovers.

Virtual Site Visit
Would you like our opinion on a technical question? Even if we cannot make an actual site visit, contact our Technical Preservation Services (TPS) staff via email and take us on a “Virtual Site Visit” of your building.

Preservation Briefs
Easy to read guidance from the National Park Service on preserving various materials and features of historic buildings. Forty-two different topics are covered. 

Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
This National Park Service publication offers a model process to follow in determining appropriate treatments for historic buildings and assists in applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation 

Preservation Fast Facts
Advice on technical preservation topics from the State Historic Preservation Office 

National Park Service OnLine Education Links
Links to numerous pages with guidance on understanding and preserving old buildings

Sources and Resources for Do-It-Yourselfers
The State Historic Preservation Office does not endorse products or companies. The following links are provided for your information.

Clem Labine's Traditional Building
Know-How - This Old House On-line
Old House Journal On-line - Preservation How To 
Trade Web Directory 

For more information about rehabilitation or technical questions, contact the Technical Preservation Services Department of the State Historic Preservation Office.