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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.

See the top 10 reasons to buy and restore a historic commercial building.

Learn to identify and evaluate structural problems in your historic building's foundation.

Learn to identify typical brick foundation problems.

Learn how to maintain the woodwork in your historic house or building.

Learn how to replace wood shingle siding on a historic building.

Learn about low-interest loan programs and successful projects completed with the aid of these programs.

How to identify water-related issues and ways to keep water away from the foundation of a historic building.

Learn to identify typical concrete block foundation problems.

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

General Information

Why Buy a Historic House?

Learn the benefits of buying and renovating a historic home.

Learn to identify and maintain structural, colored storefront glass.

Learn common causes of paint failure and preventative measures.

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

Provides tax exemption for a property that contains an archaeological site listed in the National Register or State Register of Historic Places.

Discover ways to repair or maintain shellac finishes on wood surfaces.

Learn how to prevent wood rot in a historic building.

Learn about best practices to preserve and maintain your decorative plaster features.

Explore methods of assessing the exterior condition of your historic building.

See examples of facade grant programs and the types of projects they will cover.

Read an overview of role of state statutes and see the compendium of primary state historic preservation laws (PDF).
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