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Technical Assistance for Historic Homeowners

We are grateful to Todd Ditzman, Chairman of the Preservation Commission of Historic Southampton, for sharing this information from the Commission's website.

       Heritage Preservation Services of the National Park Service   

(The topics listed below are not linked here - however are available in detail through links on the National Park Service site: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm.)

Hard copies of the Briefs may be purchased from the Government Printing Office. A link at the end of each Brief (on the website linked above) takes you to the online TPS Publications Catalog. You can also order PBs from the U.S. Government Printing Office Online Bookstore.

     1: Assessing Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments for Historic Masonry Buildings.
     2: Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings.
     3: Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings.
     4: Roofing for Historic Buildings.
     5: The Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings.
     6: Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings.
     7: The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta.
     8: Aluminum and Vinyl Siding on Historic Buildings: The Appropriateness of Substitute Materials
for Resurfacing Historic Wood Frame Buildings.
     9: The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows.
   10: Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork.
   11: Rehabilitating Historic Storefronts.
   12: The Preservation of Historic Pigmented Structural Glass (Vitrolite and Carrara Glass).
   13: The Repair and Thermal Upgrading of Historic Steel Windows.
   14: Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings: Preservation Concerns.
   15: Preservation of Historic Concrete: Problems and General Approaches.
   16: The Use of Substitute Materials on Historic Building Exteriors.
   17: Architectural Character - Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid
to Preserving Their Character.
   18: Rehabilitating Interiors in Historic Buildings - Identifying Character-Defining Elements.
   19: The Repair and Replacement of Historic Wooden Shingle Roofs.
   20: The Preservation of Historic Barns.
   21: Repairing Historic Flat Plaster--Walls and Ceilings.
   22: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stucco.
   23: Preserving Historic Ornamental Plaster.
   24: Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Historic Buildings: Problems and Recommended Approaches.
   25: The Preservation of Historic Signs.
   26: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Log Buildings.
   27: The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron.
   28: Painting Historic Interiors.
   29: The Repair, Replacement, and Maintenance of Slate Roofs.
   30: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs.
   31: Mothballing Historic Buildings.
   32: Making Historic Properties Accessible.
   33: The Preservation and Repair of Stained and Leaded Glass
   34: Applied Decoration for Historic Interiors: Preserving Historic Composition Ornament.
   35: Understanding Old Buildings: The Process of Architectural Investigation.
   36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes: Planning, Treatment, and Management of Historic Landscapes.
   37: Appropriate Methods of Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing.
   38: Removing Graffiti from Historic Masonry.
   39: Holding the Line: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings.
   40: Preserving Historic Ceramic Tile Floors.
   41: The Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings: Keeping Preservation in the Forefront. 
   42: The Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement of Historic Cast Stone. 
   43: The Preparation and use of Historic Structure Reports  
   44: The Use of Awnings on Historic Buildings: Repair, Replacement and New Design.

Preservation-Related Organizations & Agencies

       New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office
       New Jersey Historical Commission
       Main Street New Jersey
       New Jersey Historic Trust
       Preservation New Jersey
       National Trust for Historic Preservation
             Preservation Magazine
       New Jersey Historical Society
       Burlington County Historical Society
       New Jersey Pinelands Commission
       Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Historic Resource Inventories

     Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)

     National Register of Historic Places

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