The SHPO reviews a varity of properties and projects, ranging from housing to accessibility to new additions. Property types include historic buildings, bridges, parks, canals, monuments, and archeological sites. SHPO review is triggered through its state and federal programs, such as historic preservation environmental review or various incentive programs. Projects are evaluated using the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
The standards promote the retention of historic features and materials and offer guidance on specific preservation treatments and approaches. The goal of the standards is to ensure the long term protection of historic properties. The following general preservation principles should be considered when planning to do work on a historic property.
These preservation principles are:
Technical information on a variety of topics. All of the links are directed to the National Register site. View a list of Preservation Briefs