Resources - Preservationists
Preservation Association The VPA is based in
San Jose. Find info on local historic buildings and many resources for
Office of Historic Preservation
Hensley Historic District has the largest
concentration of Victorian homes left in San Jose, and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Find some nice maps, photos, history and
Palm Haven Neighborhood Palm Haven is a
designated conservation area in San Jose and features many homes from the
1930's and 40's along palm lined streets.
Historical Society Read about Milpitas'
interesting history and view historic sites.
View Preservation Alliance The MVPA is a group of
citizens dedicated to preserving the buildings and places
that represent their community's heritage. A great links page.
Alto Stanford Heritage, PAST supports
preservation in the greater Palo Alto-Stanford area.
Santa Clara County's Preservation Program Click on Plans & Programs on the left
side bar to read about the Historical Heritage Commission, Heritage Resource Inventory,
Historic Zoning Districts, environmental review and economic incentives for
structures in the County's jurisdiction.
Alliance of San Francisco
Monthly educational meetings and house tours. Members share
expertise on current issues and preservation techniques.
Architectural Heritage Association
Dr. Color Bob Buckter is an
architectural color consultant based in San Francisco who specializes in
paint color selection for historic homes & buildings. He has a
"color-by-mail" service allowing you
to complete the entire consultation by mail.
The main state agency
responsible for historic preservation in California and
home to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO).
Find information on the State Historic Building Code
CPF holds an annual
conference and provides workshops, technical assistance, advocacy and
The Western Regional Office of the NTHP
is located in San Francisco. Their newsletter
spotlights local preservation
represents environmentalists and preservationists in litigation
using their extensive experience in CEQA and Federal Section 106 requirements.
PAC*SJ has employed their services to successfully prevent the demolition
of historic buildings in San Jose. 707-938-3908
State University Reform
- The California State Bell is the independent
voice for California State University (CSU) historic preservation, reform and
Trust for Historic Preservation
The foremost organization in the nation concerned with preserving cultural
and historic resources within the US.
Park Service Links to the Past
the National Register, preservation programs, national parks and museums, tax
incentives and Historic Preservation Officers nationwide.
Save America's Treasures
rescues enduring symbols of American tradition.
Council on Historic Preservation
forum for influencing Federal activities, programs, and policies as they
affect historic resources.
Preservation Links at Cornell
list of preservation resources on the Internet.
SPIRO - UC Berkeley
Slide and Photograph
Image Retrieval Online is a searchable database of downloadable images for subjects including architectural and urban
history, design, city maps and; more.
Old House Web
A one-stop shop for old house
enthusiasts. Links to Products and Suppliers, How-to Articles, message boards,
classifieds, a Bookstore.. Wow!
A good source for
Victorian restoration and decorating. Links to suppliers of antique and
reproduction hardware, plumbing and lighting.
National Trust's Preservation Books
National Main Street Center Bookstore
Heritage Preservation Services Bookstore
(from Nat'l Parks)
Guidelines for Exterior Woodwork
Helpful guidelines from the the City of New Orleans for repairing exterior woodwork on historic structures.