Using the Secretary's Standards and Guidelines
>>The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
The Standards for Rehabilitation (codified in 36 CFR 67) are ten basic principles designed to help
preserve the distinctive character of a historic building and its site, while allowing for reasonable change to meet new needs.
>>Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
The Guidelines assist in applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
during the project planning stage by providing general design and technical
recommendations. The Guidelines are advisory, not regulatory.
>> The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring and Reconstructing Historic Buildings
The Guidelines assist in applying the Standards to the four treatments,
Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction. They pertain
to both exterior and interior work on historic buildings of all sizes,
materials, and types. These Guidelines accompany The Secretary of the
Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (36 CFR
Planning Work on a Historic Building
>> Preservation Briefs
The Briefs assist owners of historic buildings in recognizing and resolving common preservation and repair problems prior to work. They recommend methods for rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their historic character.
>> Preservation Tech Notes
Preservation Tech Notes provide innovative solutions to specific problems in preserving historic properties.