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"The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties"

Updated: May 17, 2019

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating Restoring & Reconstructing

Historic Buildings


by Kay D. Weeks and Anne E: Grimmer 


 This new publication from the National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services (TPS) offers essential guidance on the treatment of historic buildings for a broad audience, including owners and managers, project reviewers, preservation consultants, architects, contractors, and students of historic preservation. The treatment Standards apply to all proposed development grant-in-aid projects assisted through the National Historic Preservation Fund, and are codified as 36 CFR 68--but may be used by anyone who is planning work on a historic building. The Guidelines establish a model process to follow, providing technical and design recommendations within a consistent philosophical framework. Each of four chapters with Standards and Guidelines explains and outlines the scope of work for a specific treatment—Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction. The process of selecting and applying the most appropriate treatment is spelled out, with particular emphasis on how each treatment can affect historic materials and features, and, in turn, the public understanding of a place. Key issues are illustrated. A bibliography of helpful TPS publications on treatment is included. Orders are currently being taken by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office. 


GPO stock number: 024-005-01157-9. Price: $12.00

 25% discount on 100 copies or more sent to the same address.

 Mail To: Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA  15250-7954

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