"Commonly referred to the as the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC), the HTC is designed to not only preserve and rehabilitate historic buildings, but to also promote the economic revitalization of older communities in the nation’s cities and towns, along Main Streets, and in rural areas. Targeted to income-producing buildings, the HTC program is the largest and most effective Federal program specifically supporting historic preservation. Since the program’s inception in 1976, the National Park Services has certified the rehabilitation of more than 38,700 historic buildings throughout the United States," (NPS, 2014).
"The national Window Preservation Standards book catalogs specific methods for the assessment, maintenance, repair, preservation and weatherization of older and historic wooden windows. Many detailed methods, procedures and materials are included, as well as basic strategies for saving older and historic windows. The Standards were developed and written by more than 100 window specialists who collaborated from all across the United States and Canada. 107 pages with 49 illustrations, color cover, black & white interior, 8.5″ x 11″," (WSPC, 2014).
"A Toxic Comedy Look at Vinyl, The World's Second Largest Selling Plastic. With humor, hope and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel from Helfand's hometown to America's vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Her parents' decision to 're-side' their house with this semingly benign cure-all for many suburban homes turns into a toxic odyssey with twists and turns that most ordinary homeowners would never dare to take. The result is a humorous but sobering and uniquely personal exploration of the relationship between consumers and industry in the feature-length documentary BLUE VINYL, which won the cinematography award in the documentary competition at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and will broadcast on HBO Sunday May 5th," (BlueVinyl, 2014).
This article addresses the economic factors that one should consider when looking at buying a home or structure that is of historic nature. The article has information regarding Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, Historic Resource Development Program (HRDP), Historic Site Preservation Grants (HSPG), The Temporary Historic Property Tax Exemption, National Trust Preservation Fund, and The National Trust Loan Fund. Finally, it addresses the Myths, Misconceptions, and Realities of the National Register Designations carry with them.