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General Information

West Foundation Grants

Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation, Inc.

This grant supports organizations through the financial promotion of humanitarian, educational, charitable, cultural and civic or public purposes.

Review the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for historic building rehabilitation projects.

Ensure your building is compatible with the historic properties around it.

Discover how storefronts were originally designed and how they have changed.

Frequently Asked Questions

For owners of archaeological sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the State Register of Historic Places.

American Architectural Foundation

This grants program helps local nonprofit design/civic groups produce public education programming for children.

Learn how to repair ceramic tiles in your historic house.

Learn the top maintenance practices you can follow to prevent costly rehabilitation projects.

Learn best practices to preserve and maintain all elements of your original roof.

Find out about zoning regulations in your community.

Learn about trends in downtown development to better understand the context of your own building.

Learn the basics of how to repair linoleum in your historic building.

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

This program offers 20 percent of the cost of rehabilitating historic commercial buildings as a federal income tax credit.

Learn methods for modernizing a historic house without disturbing the historic integrity and character.

Learn to identify and maintain structural, colored storefront glass.

Learn how to get necessary approvals for your rehabilitation project.

Download the public land permit required to conduct archaeology on all non-federal public land in Wisconsin.

Learn methods for restoring your historic storefront to its original appearance.

Learn to identify typical poured concrete foundation problems.

Learn how to find the right home inspector for you.
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