The National Park Service's Preservation Briefs

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These publications have been prepared pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, which directs the Secretary of the Interior to develop and make available information concerning historic properties. Technical Preservation Services (TPS), Heritage Preservation Services Division, National Park Service prepares standards, guidelines, and other educational materials on responsible historic preservation treatments for a broad public.

Preservation Brief 1: The Cleaning and Waterproof Coating of Masonry Buildings

Preservation Brief 2: Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings

Preservation Brief 3: Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 4: Roofing for Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 5: Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings

Preservation Brief 6: Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 7: The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta

Preservation Brief 8: Aluminum and Vinyl Siding on Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 9: The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows

Preservation Brief 10: Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork

Preservation Brief 11: Rehabilitating Historic Storefronts

Preservation Brief 12: The Preservation of Historic Pigmented Structural Glass (Vitrolite and Carrara Glass)

Preservation Brief 13: The Repair and Thermal Upgrading of Historic Steel Windows

Preservation Brief 14: New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings: Preservation Concerns

Preservation Brief 15: Preservation of Historic Concrete: Problems and General Approaches

Preservation Brief 16: The Use of Substitute Materials on Historic Building Exteriors

Preservation Brief 17: Architectural Character: Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to Preserving Their Character

Preservation Brief 18: Rehabilitating Interiors in Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 19: The Repair and Replacement of Historic Wooden Shingle Roofs

Preservation Brief 20: The Preservation of Historic Barns

Preservation Brief 21: Repairing Historic Flat Plaster -- Walls and Ceilings

Preservation Brief 22: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stucco

Preservation Brief 23: Preserving Historic Ornamental Plaster

Preservation Brief 24: Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 25: The Preservation of Historic Signs

Preservation Brief 26: The Preservation of Historic Log Buildings

Preservation Brief 27: The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron

Preservation Brief 28: Painting Historic Interiors

Preservation Brief 29: The Repair, Replacement and Maintenance of Historic Slate Roofs

Preservation Brief 30: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs

Preservation Brief 31: Mothballing Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 32: Making Historic Properties Accessible

Preservation Brief 33: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass

Preservation Brief 34: Preserving Composition Ornament

Preservation Brief 35: Understanding Old Buildings: The Process of Architectural Investigation

Preservation Brief 36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes: Planning, Treatment and Management of Historic Landscapes

Preservation Brief 37: Appropriate Methods for Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing

Preservation Brief 38: Removing Graffiti from Historic Masonry

Preservation Brief 39: Holding the Line: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings

Preservation Brief 40: Preserving Historic Ceramic Tile Floors

Preservation Brief 41: The Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings: Keeping Preservation in the Forefront

Preservation Brief 42: The Maintenance, Repair and Replacement of Historic Cast Stone

Preservation Brief 43: The Preparation and Use of Historic Structure Reports

Preservation Brief 44: The Use of Awnings on Historic Buildings: Repair, Replacement and New Design

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