The Atlanta Preservation Center is the city's only independent advocate for historic buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes. Founded in 1980, the nonprofit organization has worked with government, business and community leaders to preserve more than 100 endangered residential and commercial structures and neighborhoods. Its advocacy and education programs have made preservation come alive for thousands of area residents.
The Atlanta History Center's mission is to inspire people to connect to the past so they may better understand the present and prepare for the future. The Centeris located on thirty-three acres in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead district and includes: one of the Southeast's largest history museums; a research library and archives that annually serves more than 10,000 patrons; two historic houses illustrating over a century of Atlanta's history; a two-acre midtown campus which houses the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum; and a series of gardens unique in both design and horticultural presentation in the metropolitan area.
Established in 1975 by a City of Atlanta ordinace, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission's mission is to identify, protect, enhance, and perpetuate the use of buildings, sites and districts of special character, historic interest, or aesthetic value. The Commission nominates and regulates designated buildings and districts which are identified as Historic Buildings or Sites, Landmark Buildings or Sites, Conservation Districts, Historic Districts, or Landmark Districts.
Within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Historic Preservation Division serves as the state's historic preservation office. The office provides financial and technical assistance, administers partnership projects, manages the National Register programs and surveys for Georgia, provides archaeological services, information resources, and planning and local assistance.
The mission of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is to promote an appreciation of Georgia's diverse historic resources and provide for their protection and use to preserve, enhance and revitalize Georgia's communities. In addition to providing preservation resources for individuals and communities throughout the state, the work of The Georgia Trust helps save endangered houses and buildings, uncover the beauty of downtown buildings through the Main Street Design Assistance program, education the next generation, and advocate for preservation funding and laws.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded non-profit organization that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. For more than 50 years, the National Trust has been helping Americans protect the irreplaceable. A private nonprofit organization with more than 270,000 members, the National Trust is the leader of the vigorous preservation movement that is saving the best of the country's past for the future.
Containing a number of FAQs, this site provides general guidance on preservation easements. Topics include the definition of a preservation easement, the difference between preservation and facade easements, sample easement documents, and information about tax benefits. Of special interest is information about the new federal easement legislation passed in August 2006.
The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
These are ten basic principles created to help preserve the distinctive character of a historic building and its site, while allowing for reasonable change to meet new needs. The Standards (36 CFR Part 67) apply to historic buildings of all periods, styles, types, materials, and sizes. They apply to both the exterior and the interior of historic buildings. The Standards also encompass related landscape features and the building's site and environment as well as attached, adjacent, or related new construction.
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