All proposed changes to the exterior of your property require consideration by the Historic Preservation Office. Some examples of changes that are subject to city regulations include:
- Replacing windows, siding, and exterior doors
- Removing historic architectural trims or masonry
- Adding or removing shutters, porches, railings, chimneys, fencing, and signage
Maintenance of your property is not restricted if it does not involve changes to the structure, materials, or features. It is recommended that you consult the Historic Preservation Office to make sure your plans are considered general maintenance and that you are using the best methods to preserve your building.
The Historic Preservation Office does not monitor interior changes or alterations but encourages property owners to maintain interior historic features. Maintaining historic interiors enhances the historic value of the house.
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