The 2011 Decatur Old House Fair


National Resources

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
The council’s mission is to promote the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation’s historic resources, and advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

American Institute for Conservation and Artistic Works (AIC)
The institute exists to support the conservation professionals who preserve our cultural heritage.

The Association for Preservation Technology International
APTI is a cross-disciplinary membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
The conference is the professional association of state government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 USC 470).

National Park Service Cultural Programs
National Park Service archaeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in America’s nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people.

National Park Service Heritage Preservation Services

National Trust for Historic Preservation
This private, nonprofit membership organization is dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities.

Society for American Archaeology
The society’s mission is to expand understanding and appreciation of humanity’s past as achieved through systematic investigation of the archaeological record. The society leads the archaeological community by promoting research, stewardship of archaeological resources, public and professional education, and the dissemination of knowledge.

Local Resources

Atlanta Preservation Center
The agency for coordination, knowledge, research and advocacy for preservation in the city of Atlanta.

City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission

The commission was established to ensure that renovations and new construction in Decatur’s four local historic districts are consistent with the character of the neighborhood. The districts are the McDonough-Adams-King’s Highway District, Ponce de Leon Court, Old Decatur, and the Clairemont Historic District.

City of Decatur Local Historic District Design Guidelines
Design guidelines that describe the visual character of the local historic district and help guide the property owner and the Historic Preservation Commission during the design review process. The guidelines describe how to make changes that are compatible with the district and how to protect historic materials.

Decatur Preservation Alliance
The alliance was incorporated in 2000 to preserve Decatur’s historic structures and green spaces.

Easements Atlanta
A nonprofit organization that accepts historic façade preservation easements in Atlanta and its environs.

Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
A guide to federal and state tax incentive programs for historic preservation projects.

Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions
The alliance provides support to local historic preservation commissions. Its purpose is to provide a forum to promote communication between the commissions and help coordinate their efforts throughout the state; to promote and support educational activities that enable preservation commissions to effectively administer local programs and ordinances; and to serve as a public information and educational resource.

Technical Resources

Building Trades Directory
The directory is a resource to architects, contractors, guilds and other professionals in the building industry. It lists and provides access to members of the building profession and their home pages.

Georgia Archives
The mission of the Georgia Archives is to identify, select, preserve, and make accessible records that constitute Georgia’s recorded history and to improve the quality of records and archives management throughout the state.

Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources
Georgia’s state preservation program encourages the preservation of historic resources through programs and services, including the National Register of Historic Places, tax incentives, grants, project review and compliance, local planning and archaeological site protection and education.

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Georgia’s only statewide nonprofit preservation organization.

International Masonry Institute

National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places 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.

Old House Journal
A guide to renovation, restoration and the stylings of old houses.

Old House Network
A nonprofit group of old house lovers, the network teaches people how to care for houses built before 1950 by hosting workshops and seminars.

Preservation Trades Network
The network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization founded to provide education, networking and outreach for the traditional building trades.

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines for Rehab
Developed by the Secretary of the Interior to determine the appropriateness of proposed project work on registered properties within the Historic Preservation Fund grant-in-aid program, the Standards for Rehabilitation are widely used – particularly to determine if a rehabilitation qualifies as a Certified Rehabilitation for federal tax purposes.

Society of Architectural Historians
This international not-for-profit membership organization promotes the study and preservation of the built environment worldwide.

Styles in American Architecture
Illustrated chronology of styles in American architecture.

Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings
The National Park Service’s Technical Preservation Services provides the tools and information necessary to take effective measures to protect and preserve historic buildings, ranging from historic masonry and window repairs to lead paint abatement to accessibility for people with disabilities.

This Old House Online
Expert advice on home improvement, remodeling, gardening and decorating.

Traditional Building Magazine
The comprehensive resource for historically inspired public architecture.

Non-Profit Organizations

The Atlanta Preservation Center
327 Saint Paul Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312-3129
Preservation advocacy for Atlanta.

Decatur Preservation Alliance
P.O. Box 1764, Decatur, GA 30031
Preservation advocacy for Decatur.

DeKalb History Center
101 E. Court Sq.
Decatur, GA 30030
Organization dedicated to keeping the history of DeKalb County, Georgia through preservation, education and documentation.

Easements Atlanta
327 St. Paul Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-688-3353 ext 16
Easement donation program

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
1516 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Advocacy for historic properties in Georgia.

The Oakhurst Community Garden
435 Oakview Rd.
Decatur, GA
Teaches environmental awareness through hands-on gardening and outdoor education programs.

Southface Energy Institute
241 Pine St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

Trees Atlanta
225 Chester Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
Protecting and improving Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving and educating.

Online resource for preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management.

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