Resources for Historic Property Owners

Technical Resources:

Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings. These NPS Publications help historic building owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to work.

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, are common sense historic preservation principles in non-technical language. They promote historic preservation best practices that will help to protect our nation’s irreplaceable cultural resources.

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for preserving, rehabilitating, restoring, and reconstruction historic buildings 

Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation for Historic Buildings

MAHDC Contractors Directory provides owners of historic buildings with a directory of companies that offer services that support preservation projects.

PreserveList provides a directory of companies that offer an array of services in support of preservation projects. Sponsored by Preservation Maryland.

Architectural Salvage:

Second Chance Inc. is a nonprofit that provides people, materials and the environment with a second chance. They deconstruct buildings and homes, salvage usable materials and make those - and other donated items - available to the public for reuse in their 200,000 square feet of retail space. With the revenue generated, they provide job training and workforce development for those with employment obstacles in the Baltimore region.  The Second Chance warehouse contains architectural salvage pieces, historic building materials, hardware, and much more.

Loading Dock a building materials reuse facility, offers great deals and interesting finds to people who need inexpensive building materials and are interested in keeping materials out of the waste stream.

Refindings, located in York, PA, is central Pennsylvania’s premier architectural salvage resource for all of your historic restoration and redecorating needs. As you visit our showroom, you will find an array of one-of-a-kind historic pieces and antique building materials, carefully preserved from our region’s rich architectural history. You’ll discover a variety of decorative gift items featuring vintage styling, including an array of new pieces with rich character and timeless appeal.

Barnyard Boys, a source for reclaimed lumber and historic building materials, located in Peach Bottom, PA.

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