Heritage Stewardship version of the National Park
Service Preservation Briefs
|Independence Hall, Philadelphia. National Park Service,
On this site, the original text of the National Park Service
Preservation Briefs will be augmented by new, non-NPS,
photographs, vignettes, links to detailed material on this
site, and links to other Web resources, including certain
companies and products.
Originally, the Preservation Briefs were written
to guide commercial-property owners planning to take advantage
of Federal tax credits, which are available to owners and
investors who undertake "substantial" rehabilitation
work adhering to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.
The Briefs did not focus on lesser-scale merchant,
museum and homeowner needs: lesser-scale — but no less
important — maintenance and repair work. Naturally,
the NPS could not include reference to, or endorse, specific
products or specialists.
Additions to this Web version are designed to help owners
of historic properties preserve their — and our —
most important asset.
This material focus on exterior maintence and repair work,
which is potentially eligible for tax credits in the United
States and which is the basis for regulation by local Historic
These Briefs do not include most of the photographs,
charts, figures and diagrams from the original publications.
Excluding photographs, some of these have been added to this
The NPS Web version of the Preservation Briefs is
located at Preservation
Briefs, Technical Preservation Services.