Preservation & Restoration Publications
Single printed copies of the following publications are available for free. For additional copies or more information, call 800-450-4534 or 317-639-4534, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants & Loans (170k PDF) offers information about financial assistance programs offered by Indiana Landmarks for qualifying preservation projects.
Historic House Research Handbook (566k PDF), an eight-page publication, describes the process and sources useful in tracking down the history of a house--your own or any other house of interest.
National Register of Historic Places in Indiana (638k PDF) covers the history, eligibility requirements, and benefits of nominating a site to the National Register of Historic Places, and contact information for the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, the state agency that administers the National Register program in Indiana.
On the Street Where You Live: Be a Building Watcher! (184k PDF) provides capsule descriptions of 15 architectural styles prevalent among Indiana’s historic houses and commercial buildings. Line drawings of Indiana examples illustrate the eight-page publication, with hallmarks of each style highlighted by illustrations.
Preservation Commissions (192k PDF) explains the role of local preservation commissions in protecting locally designated historic districts.
Preservation Easements (314k PDF) outlines the value of preservation easements -- a legal agreement granting qualified nonprofits like Indiana Landmarks the right and obligation to protect a property -- in preserving historic places.
Preservation and Property Values (1.1MB PDF) Based on an independent study conducted by Donovan D. Rypkema, a nationally known real estate development consultant, this 15-page book shows how official designation of local historic district benefits property values in those areas.
Tax Benefits for Owners of Historic Buildings (56k PDF) discusses the federal and state tax credits available to owners who restore historic buildings.