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Preservation Toolbox

A Homeowner's Resource Center

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Older and historic homes were built with high-quality materials and craftsmaship and have unique details that last for years. Our old house experts recognize this and have compiled the following pages to help you understand and maintain your older and historic home, too.

Whether you need to choose architecturally appropriate paint colors, make energy efficiency upgrades, or just want to learn the history of your older house, we offer many resources so you can make make informed choices when completing home repair projects.

Scroll over your topic of interest to get started and enjoy navigating through our Preservation Toolbox.

 

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This project was made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society.

U.S. Department of the Interior regulations prohibits unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240.

 

We Can Help

If you have questions about your older home, the Cleveland Restoration Society can help. Our old house experts can answer questions about repairs, materials, contractors and much more. Contact a staff member today at (216) 426-1000 or email us at our Heritage Home Program.