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Preserving Your Home's Architectural Value

The Pelham Preservation & Garden Society provides homeowners with resources to help in the preservation and restoration of historic homes.  In addition to the resources below, volunteers on our board with historic preservation experience are always happy to assist.

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The first step in your home restoration or preservation project

 
Avoid these common mistakes that can rob your home of its architectural integrity

The Society has developed a substantial collection of books on architecture and historic preservation as part of its "Pelham By Design" Collection -- a special section in the Pelham Public Library, located at the corner of Wolfs Lane and Colonial Avenue.  These books have been specially selected by preservation specialists to assist you with your home restoration project.  Click on the icon above to see a complete list of these books.

 
Many of our members have had experience in undertaking home improvement projects that have respected the architectural history and integrity of their homes.  The above bulletin board contains ideas and suggested resources for preservation and restoration projects.

(Please Note:  The Pelham Preservation Society does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services noted on this bulletin board;  homeowners should make an independent determination of the appropriate provider for specific work to be undertaken.)

Ideas and information to help you get started in finishing the interior of your historic home.


Other Preservation Resources:

The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service publishes Preservation Briefs that provide excellent guidance on preserving and restoring historic buildings, including on the Repair of Original Windows, Appropriate Exterior Extensions to Historic Buildings, Repairing Interior Plaster and Preserving Historic Ceramic Tile Floors.

The Old House Journal hosts several bulletin boards where readers have posted restoration ideas and information.


Preservation Bulletins from the
National Park Service
 
     For over 25 years, the Technical Preservation Services division of the National Park Service has helped homeowners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies by publishing easy-to-read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings. 
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Preserving Commercial Storefronts

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Technical Guidance from the New York State Historic Preservation Office

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