Historic buildings help provide a "sense of place" in every community. They give passersby a unique look at the community's past and the heritage of its people. Building materials are subject to damage, decay, and loss over time; but with ongoing preservation, the historic buildings that define our community will survive for future generations to use and enjoy.
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior has developed a set of standards to guide the treatment of historic properties. The standards address the technical and philosophical aspects of historic rehabilitation, the tenets of preservation and restoration, and issues related to compatibility on a district-wide level.
Learn more about Historic Preservation and other elements involved.