If you own a historic building in North Carolina, whether you're a private individual, an organization, or a governmental agency, you have the opportunity to seek technical advice from the Restoration Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO). The best part? There's no cost or obligation associated with this valuable service.
It's important to note that eligibility isn't limited to buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places or those with special historic designations. We're here to assist all historic property owners. Our consultations are available based on time availability and encompass a variety of options:
- Telephone Consultations: Discuss your concerns and questions directly with our experts over the phone.
- Mailings of Technical Articles and Sample Specifications: Receive informative materials that address specific restoration and conservation topics.
- On-Site Building Inspections and Evaluations: Our team can conduct thorough assessments of your building's condition on-site.
- Referrals to Specialists: Benefit from our network of recommended specialty architects, contractors, and consultants.
While we can't create detailed plans and specifications for restoration projects, we offer printed technical information materials for a reproduction fee. Additionally, we're happy to suggest further resources to aid your restoration journey, including books and periodicals available for purchase from other sources. Our aim is to support your historic preservation endeavors every step of the way.
- Conduct personalized site visits to assess historic buildings and provide tailored recommendations.
- Offer expert guidance to non-profit organizations and local government agencies engaged in preservation efforts.
- Provide consultations to private individuals and groups interested in the restoration and conservation of historic structures.
- Our team of experts conducts thorough on-site inspections to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of each historic building.
- Through comprehensive site visits, we gather essential information to offer informed advice and strategies for preservation.
- Collaborate with non-profit organizations to develop preservation strategies that align with their mission and goals.
- Assist local government entities in navigating the intricacies of historical preservation ordinances and regulations.
- Offer educational resources and seminars to enhance public understanding of historical preservation techniques and principles.
- Provide informative sessions on topics such as heritage conservation, architectural history, and sustainable restoration practices.
- Organize workshops and training programs designed to empower individuals with hands-on skills in restoration and conservation.
- Facilitate interactive sessions that cover a range of subjects, from traditional craftsmanship to modern preservation technologies.
Field offices are located in Asheville (828-250-3113) for the mountain region and Greenville (252-830-6580) for the northeastern region.