Preservation Basics: Saving Places through Landmarking

As our 2018 grant calendar gets underway with Project grants, our Historic Preservation team is offering up some resources especially for those interested in learning about the benefits of preservation.

This video is the the first in a short series of overview videos on basic preservation practices. One of the first challenges faced by owners of historic buildings and properties is landmarking: getting your property locally designated as a landmark allows you to take advantage of more opportunities and grants, but where do you start? With help from a property owner who successfully navigated the process, we walk you through the basic steps in the video above. You can also take a look at our Saving Places Through Landmarking reference sheet for guidance—it includes links to other agencies, tools, and resources that can help you landmark your historic property.

Stay tuned to our blog in the coming weeks for more historic preservation how-to videos, and let us know if they’re helpful! Applications for Preservation Special Projects grants are due Wednesday, February 28.