Preservation Toolkit


NEW!  A_Community_Guide_to_Repurposing_Vacant_and_Underutilized_Historic_Buildings

This Community Guide is funded by the State Historic Preservation Office
(SHPO) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA),
in conjunction with Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN).
April 2014.

Window_Weatherizing  by James Hamilton, Boston-Edison Historic District, Detroit

Window_Repair  by James Hamilton, Boston-Edison Historic District, Detroit

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

MiNeighborhood2014
MSHDA MINeighborhood Program

 

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