Resources

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Find Information on Historic Preservation:

There are many resources available to assist business and home owners in preserving and rehabilitating their historic properties.

Tax Credits
For Home Owners
For Commercial Owners
For Farmers
For Community Leaders
Further Resources

For Home Owners:

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit organization that provides information for anyone seeking help with a preservation project.

Private Homes
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/faq/historic-homes/
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/historic-homes-funding.html
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/homeowners/

Insurance for Historic Homes
www.nationaltrust-insurance.org

National Park Service
As a branch of the Department of the Interior, the NPS not only runs National parks and the National Register of Historic Places, but also offers grants, tax credits, and how-to construction information for home owners and businesses.

Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

How-To advice for projects
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm

The Landmark Society
This organization serves individuals and organizations in the Western New York region, specifically Rochester and the surrounding counties. They offer programs and information on planning for a restoration, finding funding (New York State tax credits), and much more.

Preservation League of New York State
This organization encourages preservation across New York State by organizations and individuals and is a valuable resource. They also have a grant program.

Resources for Owners of Historic Homes in New York State

For Commercial Property Owners:

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
This NYS organization “helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources.” They also have information relating to the NYS Rehabilitation Tax Credit for Commercial Properties and Residences.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit organization that provides information for anyone seeking help with a preservation project.

Commercial Buildings
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/case-studies/ntcic/
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/commercial-funding.html
http://ntcicfunds.com/

National Park Service
As a branch of the Department of the Interior, the NPS not only runs National parks and the National Register of Historic Places, but also offers grants, tax credits, and how-to construction information for home owners and businesses.

The Landmark Society
This organization serves individuals and organizations in the Western New York region, specifically Rochester and the surrounding counties. They offer programs and information on planning for a restoration, finding funding (NYS tax credits), and much more.

Port City Preservation
A consulting agency with a useful resource entitled “Sources and Strategies: Funding for Downtown Conversion Projects in Historic Buildings”

PreservationDirectory.com
This is a resource website which lists many different historic preservation resources, from preservation organizations and books, museums to supply and how to stores – a great starting point.

Preservation League of New York State
This organization encourages preservation across NYS by organizations and individuals and is a valuable resource. They also have a grant program.

Sources of Assistance for Owners of Commercial Property in NYS

The New York Landmarks Conservancy
This organization is especially dedicated to preserving public buildings and commercial sites, and has an established state-wide program for preserving Sacred Sites.

For Farmers:

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit organization that provides information for anyone seeking help with a preservation project.

Farm buildings
http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/saving-a-place/rural-heritage/barn-again/barn-preservation-resources.html

Insurance for historic homes
National Trust Insurance Services offers property insurances specifically for owners of historic buildings.

National Park Service
As a branch of the Department of the Interior, the NPS not only runs National parks and the National Register of Historic Places, but also offers grants, tax credits, and how-to construction information for home owners and businesses.

How-To advice for Projects
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm

New York State Barn Coalition
A non-profit organization dedicated to sharing information about historic barns.

For Community Leaders:

National Park Service
As a branch of the Department of the Interior, the NPS not only runs National parks and the National Register of Historic Places, but also offers grants, tax credits, and how-to construction information for home owners and businesses.

Policy and Planning
How to make historic preservation a part of community planning or policy

The Landmark Society
This organization serves individuals and organizations in the Western New York region, specifically Rochester and the surrounding counties. They offer programs and information on planning for a restoration, finding funding (NYS tax credits), and more.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy
This organization is especially dedicated to preserving public buildings and commercial sites, and has an established state-wide program for preserving Sacred Sites.

“How-to”- Building and Construction Information:

Information on existing building codes in NYS – http://www.tapinc.org/

Windows
Wood Windows – Repair and Preservation from the Preservation League of NYS

Historic Albany Foundation
This nonprofit is based in Albany, but holds workshops on specific projects and also has an architectural parts warehouse that sells windows, doors, hardware, etc. from historic structures.

PreservationDirectory.com
This is a resource website which lists many different historic preservation resources, from preservation organizations and books, museums to supply and how to stores – a great starting point.

For further information:

Recommended books:
From the National Trust for Historic Preservation (all available at www.preservationbooks.org):
Building Codes and Historic Buildings
A Guide to Tax-Advantaged Rehabilitation
The Economics of Rehabilitation
BARN AGAIN! A Guide to the Rehabilitation of Older Farm Buildings

Recommended articles:

History of Lake Otsego Roads

Lists of print resources:
http://www.preservationbooks.org/
http://www.preservationdirectory.com/preservationbookstore/books.aspx