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How to Preserve Your Historic Building

Information and resources to assist architecture professionals and archaeology consultants in preserving Wisconsin's history
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Resources for Flooding in Historic Buildings

Find trusted resources for what to do if your historic building is impacted by flooding.
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Preserving the Exterior Character-Defining Features of Your Historic Building

Identify the form and style of your building so you can successfully preserve, maintain and restore it.
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Preserving the Prefabricated Metal Elements on Your Historic Building

Identify and determine ways to protect prefabricated metals, including cast-iron, pressed-metal, steel and aluminum elements.
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Preserving the Exterior Masonry on Your Historic Building

Learn the basics of protecting old bricks and mortar.
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Preserving Original Roof Features of Your Historic Building

Learn best practices to preserve and maintain all elements of your original roof.
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Maintaining the Glass Storefront on Your Historic Commercial Building

Learn to identify and maintain structural, colored storefront glass.
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Preserving the Cornice on Your Historic Building

Recognize traditional cornices and learn to maintain them.
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Maintaining the Upper-Floor Windows and Transoms on Your Historic Commercial Building

Learn the best practices for preserving the upper-floor windows and transoms on your historic building.
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Preserving the Tile and Terrazzo Entry in Your Historic Building

Identify and repair tile and terrazzo flooring.
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Rehabilitating Painted Surfaces in Your Historic Building

Best practices for restoring original paint finishes.
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Preserving Signage on Historic Buildings

Explore different types of historic commercial signs and ways to use them.
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Streetscaping and Your Historic Commercial Building

Learn about the importance of the streetscape in your downtown and how to preserve it.
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Adding Space to Your Historic Commercial Building

Review guidelines for building an addition to your historic commercial building.
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Removing Metal Panels That Cover Your Historic Commercial Building

Learn the history of slipcovers and how to restore the original facade.
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Enhancing Your Historic Commercial Building with Awnings

Learn the importance of historic awnings and how to choose the appropriate type for your building.
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Preserving Interior Features in Your Historic Building

Review the most important features to maintain from your historic building's original interior design.
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Preserving Pressed Metal Ceilings in Your Historic Building

Learn best practices for preserving your original pressed-metal (tin) ceiling.
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Adapting Your Historic Building for a New Use

Learn best practices for renovating a building while maintaining its historic integrity.
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Adapting Your Historic Building to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Learn how to make your historic building accessible to people with disabilities.

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