“Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent Federal agency that provides a forum for influencing Federal activities, programs, and policies as they affect historic resources.”
Includes Links to Resources.
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), National Park Service and Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, 1933–. Links to Heritage Documentation Programsdatabases of over 32,000 historic structures and sites and to American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library: Architecture, Landscape – primary sources and archival materials relating to American culture and history. Links to Nineteenth Century Periodicals
City of Boston, Historic Preservation Activities
National Park Service, Heritage Preservation Services
“private, non-profit organization that puts people and resources together to preserve endangered historic sites in the city of Boston.”
Cultural and Environmental Programs Div., General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Federal buildings under GSA jurisdiction browsable by state or architectural style. Keyword searchable.
(formerly, SPNEA, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities)
National Park Service. Alphabetical list by state of statewide historic preservation plans that have been approved by the National Park Service. Some plans are available full text on the Web.
Programs, activities, and newsletter.
National Park Service. Information on materials research, training and education, information management, grants and funding, jobs, and conferences.
Thomas Visser, University of Vermont. Information on undergraduate, graduate, and allied graduate programs in historic preservation.
The National Historic Preservation Act was last amended in 2006.
National Register Information System, National Park Service. Official database containing information on more than 80,000 properties. Searchable index.
Among the categories of sites are: State Preservation Organizations, Other Preservation Organizations, National Park Service Resources, U.S. Government Resources, and Preservation Legislation.
“The Old House Network provides useful information, skills and networking opportunities for people who love old buildings, especially old houses.”
- Over 4,500 historical societies in North America
- Over 7,000 history museums and house museums
- All State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs)
- Over 1,000 downtown and main street groups
- Hundreds of historic homes for sale,
historic buildings and other historic property
and historic real estate for sale - the online resource
for finding your historic dream house and historic real
estate agent / specialist!
- Comprehensive guide to grants and funding sources
- Job listings for historic preservation and cultural resource
positions and internships
- Hundreds of preservation and restoration professionals
and services, including building restoration, architectural
salvage, restoration suppliers, and historic consultants.
- Hundreds of historic hotels, historic bed and breakfasts,
and historic inns in North America.
- Historic tour services and heritage tourism resources.
Website for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. ”We take direct, on-the ground action to preserve historic buildings and sites when they are threatened. We advocate on Capitol Hill and in statehouses and town halls nationwide for legislation that protects historic properties.” 11 most endangered places.
Robert Pick, Preserve/Net Law Service. Resources list by subject, e.g., African-American History, Cultural Studies, GIS, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Internet Resources, Legislation, National Park Service Resources, and Urban Planning.
“Founded in 1985, Preservation Massachusetts is the statewide non-profit organization that actively promotes the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes as a positive force for economic development and the retention of community character.”
See now Historic New England.
Society of Architectural Historians’ information on 1160 Classic Buildings in 390 cities and 11 states.
“…the Trust supports community efforts to recognize historic properties and districts through listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Trust also provides grants to other non-profit organizations for bricks-and-mortar preservation projects and educational initiatives on topics related to American architecture and architectural history.”