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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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Historic Construction Materials and Methods

Learn about historic construction materials and methods for commercial buildings to make better maintenance and rehabilitation decisions.
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Development of Traditional Storefront Designs in America’s Historic Downtowns

Discover how storefronts were originally designed and how they have changed.
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Patterns of Building Development in America’s Historic Downtowns

Learn about trends in downtown development to better understand the context of your own building.
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Is Your Building Historic?

Determine your building's eligibility for a historic designation and the related benefits.
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Appropriate New Construction in Historic Districts

Ensure your building is compatible with the historic properties around it.
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Ten Reasons to Buy and Restore a Historic Commercial Building

See the top 10 reasons to buy and restore a historic commercial building.
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Your Historic Building and Heritage Tourism

Explore the benefits of heritage tourism for you and for your community.
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Key Factors to Consider Before Buying a Historic House

Learn the key factors to consider before purchasing a historic house.
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Historic Building Materials and Methods

Learn how to identify the methods and materials used to construct your historic house.
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Historic Preservation and Community Planning

Learn why historic preservation is beneficial to your community and its identity.
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Why Buy a Historic House?

Learn the benefits of buying and renovating a historic home.
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Common Myths About Historic Buildings

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

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