Preservation Toolkit


NEW! – Lead Resource Guide

Effective Vacant Property Programs

Why a Local Historic District?

Preservation_Grants_2013

Rehab Tax Credits Template

Grassroots Guide for Local Preservationists

LHD Ordinance vs Zoning Ordinance

How Much Does it Really Cost to Close a Historic School

Michigan Historic School Rehab Case Studies

What Makes A House Historic And Not Just Old

How to Save A Building
Additional links:

Preservation Action “one pagers”
http://www.preservationaction.org/legislation2.htm

Preservation Action Briefing Guide
http://www.preservationaction.org/10Lobbying/Briefing%20Guide.pdf

Preservation Action Lobbying 1-2-3
http://www.preservationaction.org/lobbying/123Lobby.pdf

Michigan Cultural Alliance
www.miculture.org

ArtServ Michigan
www.artservemichigan.org

Michigan Festivals & Events Association
www.michiganfun.com

Michigan Humanities Council
www.michiganhumanities.org

Michigan Museums Association
www.michiganmuseums.org

Michigan Youth Arts
www.michiganyoutharts.org

How property owners can sell their historic homes
www.historicproperties.com
www.historicpropertieslist.com
www.oldhouses.com
www.historicforsale.com

Michigan nonprofits/museums:
www.michiganmuseums.org
www.mnaonline.org  (Michigan Nonprofit Assoc.)

Michigan rural website:
www.ruralmichigan.org

Michigan State Marker program:
www.michigan.gov/markers

Great Lakes Maritime History
here  http://www.aglmh.org/aglmh/contact.php

Preservation incentives for commercial property owners/developers
http://www.themedc.org/Products-Services/A-Z-Programs/Default.aspx

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
HABS/HAER records, panoramic maps/photographs, photograph collections, manuscripts

http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eusgenweb/special/ppcs/ppcs.html
Penny postcards, arranged by county

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/
Michigan county histories and atlases

http://www.migenweb.net/county_list.htm
Michigan Genealogy Web: Individual county sites may have histories, maps, and other info online

EMU library databases http://brand.emich.edu/indexdesubject.php
Heritage Quest: Census records, various local books and sources online
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Search by city/state

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
Original purchasers of land from the government. Click on “Search Land Patents” under the title; Use the second tab (“standard”) to search by township/parcel

http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/
David Rumsey Map collection

http://maps.live.com/
For current aerials. Use the “birds’ eye view” option if available in your area.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/1,1607,7-153-10371_14793-31264–,00.html
USGS Topographic Quadrangle Maps by County

www.michigan.gov/archivesofmi
State Archives (subdivision plat maps – last entry under “genealogy” pulldown); also check circulars (under same) for possible sources: i.e. architectural plans and drawings, parks, rural property inventories

http://clarke.cmich.edu/resource_tab/aladdin/aladdin_home/aladdin_home.html
Clarke Historical Library, CMU, Aladdin Homes