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For Homeowners

  • December 1, 2017
We have reprinted selections from John Leeke’s Historic HomeWorks™ Question and Answer column on the maintenance and preservation of historic (and just plain old) buildings. A wide variety of topics are covered.
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Historic Facade Restoration – From Vinyl To Clapboard

Historic Facade Restoration – From Vinyl to Clapboard

  • February 10, 2017
Preservationists understand that plastic siding disfigures historic structures, builders know it can trap moisture and cover over problems needing maintenance and repairs, and real estate professionals advise clients to be wary of possible defects that may be concealed under the plastic and how that can affect property values.
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Fire Safety For Historic Buildings

Fire Safety for Historic Buildings

  • February 10, 2017
The U.S. National Fire Protection Association reported one structure fire every minute in 2015, with over 19,000 deaths and injuries and $14.3B in property loss. In Vermont, fire has damaged and destroyed numerous landmark buildings over the past several years. How can stewards of historic commercial and public buildings avoid having their properties become part of these sobering statistics?
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Why Preserve?

Why Preserve?

  • February 10, 2017
For over thirty years, the Preservation Trust of Vermont has been helping communities save and reuse their historic places. Every now and then, though, it is helpful to take a step back and look at why we are so passionate about our work.
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Fundraising For Preservation Projects

Fundraising for Preservation Projects

  • February 10, 2017
The first step to developing a successful fundraising campaign for your historic preservation project is to have a clear idea of what needs to be done. Here are some tried-and-true tips to achieve your fundraising goals.
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Preservation Briefs

Preservation Briefs

  • February 10, 2017
The NPS's Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings and cover nearly every topic imaginable.
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Vermont Flood Guide: Preparation, Response & Recovery

Vermont Flood Guide: Preparation, Response & Recovery

  • February 10, 2017
Written in the months following 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, this booklet covers the basics of what you can do prior to a flood event, how to properly clean your building after a flood, and general information for homeowners and municipalities.
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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 particular effort.
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