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Historic Facade Restoration – From Vinyl To Clapboard

Historic Facade Restoration – From Vinyl to Clapboard

  • February 10, 2017

By Scott Newman The discussion back and forth about plastic (vinyl) siding on historic buildings has been settled. Preservationists understand that plastic siding disfigures historic structures, builders know it can trap moisture and cover over problems needing maintenance and repairs,…

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Fire Safety For Historic Buildings

Fire Safety for Historic Buildings

  • February 10, 2017

By Scott Newman Why is that obviously new building sited on that historic streetscape? The answer is almost always, the old one burned. The U.S. National Fire Protection Association reported one structure fire every minute in 2015, with over 19,000…

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Why Preserve?

Why Preserve?

  • February 10, 2017

By Meg Campbell For over thirty years, the Preservation Trust of Vermont has been helping communities save and reuse their historic places. We’ve provided grants large and small and connected groups to preservation resource experts. We’ve provided technical assistance, training…

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Fundraising For Preservation Projects

Fundraising for Preservation Projects

  • February 10, 2017

By Lisa Ryan   Know your project and have a clear understanding of why it is important to you. The first step to developing a successful fundraising campaign for your historic preservation project is to have a clear idea of…

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Preservation Briefs

Preservation Briefs

  • February 10, 2017

Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings and cover nearly every topic imaginable. These National Park Service Publications help historic building owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to work. The briefs are especially useful to Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program applicants…

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Vermont Flood Guide: Preparation, Response & Recovery

Vermont Flood Guide: Preparation, Response & Recovery

  • February 10, 2017

The state of Vermont has a long history of flooding and other weather-related disasters. The most notorious historic event was the 1927 flood, which devastated the state from Newport to Bennington. Nine inches of rain fell within a thirty-six hour…

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Getting Started With Your Preservation Project

Getting Started with your Preservation Project

  • February 9, 2017

Whether you are new to preservation or a seasoned veteran, we hope the following questions and resources will help you better understand your project and work effectively to restore it for years of future use. What’s the Story? Every old…

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Hometown Fundraising

Hometown Fundraising

  • February 9, 2017

Local fundraising events and projects are an important part of community preservation. While not usually the biggest part of a plan to raise funds, they frequently provide an opportunity for concerned citizens to participate and show their support for a…

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Insulation And Historic Buildings

Insulation and Historic Buildings

  • January 24, 2017

Colleagues from the Preservation Trust, the Division for Historic Preservation, and Jeremiah Parker Restoration have been working collaboratively with Efficiency Vermont to better understand energy efficiency in relation to historic buildings. We’re in full agreement on where to start to realize energy savings…

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