Developing A Local Survey Program -- $20

This handbook from the Illinois Association of Historic Preservation Commissions and the IHPA addresses many concerns about implementing a local survey program. This publication, approximately 425 pages, includes a wide range of information that will assist local commissions with organizing the survey, creating the survey form, working with volunteers and consultants, researching historic properties, compiling the final product, and producing materials from the survey results. It contains articles and sample materials from national, state, and local sources as well as a questionnaire completed by communities and consultants who have conducted historic resources surveys. The respondents of the questionnaire provide their accounts of the survey process and insights based upon their experiences.
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Residential Architectural Styles in Illinois -- Download, watch or order your DVD copy below for $10

This twenty-three minute video cassette moves chronologically from the state's earliest surviving buildings--including the John Patton log house in Lexington to the post World War II Lustron steel houses. Discussed are the dates of construction, brief histories, and identifying features of popular architectural styles such as the Greek Revival, Italianate, and Prairie. Characteristics of vernacular houses, such as the Hall and Parlor and the Upright and Wing are also provided. A recommended reading list is included at the end of the video for further reference.
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Windows: An Educational Video -- Download, watch or order your DVD copy below for $10

Windows have a critical effect on the character of a historic building, and their placement, design, and treatment are an important part of any rehabilitation project. This twenty-nine minute video cassette offers advice on how to analyze windows' physical conditions and how to select appropriate preservation treatments such as renovation, lead safety, or replacement window design based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. In addition, Windows teaches viewers to identify window components and types of windows used in historic properties. A recommended reading list is included at the end of the video for further reference.
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The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation: Interpretation and Application video -- Download, watch or order your DVD copy below for $10.

Broad enough to apply to an 1810 brick house, a 1900 steel truss bridge, or a 1961 Bertrand Goldberg-designed public housing project, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation guide thousands of building rehabilitation projects across the nation each year. Richly illustrated with images of actual building projects, this 30-minute video examines the interpretation and application of the Standards. The Standards offer sound advice for building owners, architects, and contractors. The Standards also form the basis for both local historic design guidelines and for preservation review at the local, state, and federal and levels. What's architecturally significant about an historic building? When are non-original alterations to a building historically important? Why is it better to repair than replace historic materials? How can archeology relate to a building project? What's the best way to design additions to historic buildings, or new construction in historic districts? This video discusses each of these issues, and others, within the framework of the ten Rehabilitation Standards.
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Lead Paint and Historic Buildings Training Manual -- $20

This training manual is designed to serve both as a curricula for classroom training about lead-based paint and historic buildings or as a stand-alone training manual without classroom instruction. This training focuses on cost-effective and common-sense solutions appropriate for historic buildings. The manual dispels confusion about regulations and explains techniques on how to rehab and maintain historic buildings lead-safely. Historic building owners, architects, contractors and managers can all benefit. Published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and partially funded by a grant from the National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Training and Technology. Co-authored by Dennis Livingston of Community Resources, Jeff Gordon of the Building Research Council, and Carol Dyson and Mike Jackson of the IHPA. Published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency 197 pages, 2000. (BRC publications number) SP-18...$20.00 plus S/H. Follow the link below to order the Lead Paint and Historic Buildings Training Manual from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Building Research Council (or call 888-336-0616).
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Teacher's Guide to Lead Paint and Historic Buildings -- $45

The Teacher's Guide is designed for those interested in teaching a training course based on the Lead Paint and Historic Buildings Training Manual. This training differs from traditional lead-based paint training because the cost-effective and common-sense solutions are appropriate to historic buildings. Published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and partially funded by a grant from the National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Training and Technology. Co-authored by Dennis Livingston of Community Resources, Jeff Gordon of the Building Research Council, and Carol Dyson and Mike Jackson of the IHPA. Published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency 197 pages, 2000. (BRC publications number) SP-19...$45.00 plus S/H Follow the link below to order the Lead Paint and Historic Buildings Training Manual from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Building Research Council (or call 888-336-0616).
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