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Preservation by Prevention - a historic preservation newsletter by the Trust for Architectural Easements

Preservation by Prevention: Creating a Maintenance Plan

Each year, inspectors for the Trust for Architectural Easements visit more than 830 historic properties where the Trust holds an historic preservation easement or preservation restriction agreement. Following our visits, we report the inspection results to the owners, often alerting them to minor maintenance issues we observed that could ultimately threaten the historic character of […]

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Preservation by Prevention: Preserving the Irreplaceable 2

Consequences of Lapsed Maintenance (Part Two) Preventative maintenance is an essential element of property ownership. Historic properties, like all buildings, require regular monitoring and upkeep to remedy minor maintenance issues and to guard against significant, and costly, problems down the road. Delayed maintenance can quickly transform a minor issue into a major threat, requiring complete […]

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Preservation by Prevention: Preserving the Irreplaceable

Consequences of Lapsed Maintenance Preventative maintenance is an essential element of property ownership. Historic properties, like all buildings, require regular monitoring and upkeep to remedy minor maintenance issues and to guard against significant, and costly, problems down the road. Delayed maintenance can quickly transform a minor issue into a major threat, requiring complete replacement of […]

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