How can I protect my house?

One of the strongest tools for preserving historic buildings and areas is local historic designation. Properties listed as local historic landmarks or located in local historic districts are subject to review before alterations or demolition can take place.

Another powerful preservation tool is the preservation easement. By donating an easement, you give the easement holder the right to prevent all present and future owners from making changes to a historic property that would destroy its historic character, while still retaining other rights of ownership. The value of the easement can then be used as a charitable deduction.

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1. How can I date my house and its architectural features?
2. How do I find reliable contractors to work on my historic property?
3. How can I protect my house?
4. What style is my house?
5. What color is appropriate for my house?