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Learn the history of slipcovers and how to restore the original facade.

Learn the importance of historic awnings and how to choose the appropriate type for your building.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

Learn common causes of paint failure and preventative measures.

Review unique considerations for flat roofs, including how to work with a professional roofer to replace your low-slope roof.

Elements to look for and pay attention to when renovating the interior of a historic building.

Review the importance of design guidelines for historic buildings and learn how to interpret them.

Learn the value of preserving original restroom features in your historic commercial building.

Learn the basics of protecting old bricks and mortar.

Find helpful advice on choosing the right paint and supplies for your historic building.

Milwaukee Department of City Development

The City of Milwaukee offers matching grants to business and property owners in commercial districts to help improve the exterior facade of properties

Review the most important features to maintain from your historic building's original interior design.

General Information

Public Humanites Program Grants

Wisconsin Humanities Council

This grant program seeks to enrich individuals’ lives and the civic life of communities through humanities education.

Learn how to prevent wood rot in a historic building.

American Architectural Foundation

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

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This grant provides funding for the identification, evaluation, and listing of architectural and archaeological resources

Dispel the most common myths about ownership and renovation of a historic building.

Learn about best practices to preserve and maintain your original wood floors.

Learn why the windows in your historic building are worth repairing and restoring.

Learn how to find the right home inspector for you.
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