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How to renovate upper floor space into residential units.

General Information

Historic Buildings and Lead Paint

Learn to manage or remove lead paint in your historic building.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

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

Learn how to clean, repair, paint and maintain metal features on your historic building.

Insulate and seal walls in your historic house to improve energy efficiency.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

Learn to identify typical concrete block foundation problems.

Learn why historic preservation is beneficial to your community and its identity.

Learn common mistakes made when renovating a historic building and ways to avoid them.

Review the reasons to preserve the original wood features on your historic building.

Learn the basics of protecting old bricks and mortar.

Learn about assessing the condition of the structure, floors, ceilings, walls and fixtures of a historic building.

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

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

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

Learn about common problems you may encounter with your brick masonry.

Learn how to fix a door that sticks or binds in your historic building.

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

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

Learn how to get necessary approvals for your rehabilitation project.
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