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Learn how to identify the methods and materials used to construct your historic house.

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Historic Building Foundations

Learn the three things you should know about the construction of your historic building's foundation.

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

Learn best practices for preserving your original pressed-metal (tin) ceiling.

State of Wisconsin: Department of Admistration

This grant program helps to preserve and improve access to the natural and historic resources of Wisconsin's Great Lakes coasts

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

Learn about historic construction materials and methods for commercial buildings to make better maintenance and rehabilitation decisions.

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

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

Discover programs that help clean contaminated historic sites.

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Hart Family Funds for Small Towns

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Assists small town preservation and revitalization initiatives for towns with populations of 5,000 or less

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Is Your Building Historic?

Determine your building's eligibility for a historic designation and the related benefits.

Learn how to replace drop wood siding on your historic building.

Recognize traditional cornices and learn to maintain them.

How to renovate upper floor space into residential units.

Learn how to choose exterior paint colors for your historic building.

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

Information on different types of storm windows for historic windows.

Identify and determine ways to protect prefabricated metals, including cast-iron, pressed-metal, steel and aluminum elements.

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.
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