Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama SHPO

Historic Houses

Alabama's historic houses and ways to maintain and repair them.

Alabama Resources

Handbook for Owners of Alabama�s Historic Houses
Information on resources, laws, techniques and special characteristics of Alabama houses. The links below were written by Alabamians as a companion to the Handbook. Some are being revised.

Alabama Architecture Lead Paint
Alabama Landscapes Masonry
Bricks and Mortar Metal Roofs
Brick Walls Mouldings
Chimneys Paint � Surface Treatment and Cleaning
Codes Plaster and Stucco
Doors and Hardware Researching Old Buildings
Floors Roofs
Foundations Shutters and Blinds
Gravestones Vinyl Siding
Gutters and Downspouts Wooden Windows

National Resources

Technical Briefs
State-of- the-art leaflets on caring for historic buildings from the National Park Service�s Technical Preservation Services division.

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency
Short tips on improving energy efficiency in historic buildings

The Whole House Resource Bank
Energy efficiency for homes from National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Historic Preservation