City of Vicksburg's Historic Preservation Ordinance
The City of Vicksburg adopted its first historic preservation
ordinance in 1973. Appendix
A Zoning includes the city’s historic preservation ordinance,
Ordinance 73-11, as amended.
preservation has many advantages, but most of all, it is simply a
matter of good sense. And becoming a preservationist doesn't
require learning lots of esoteric vocabulary, buying an old house,
or suffering through a boring lecture. Fun, everyday
activities, such as going to the movies and taking a walk, are great
ways to enjoy America's heritage and protect it at the same time.
Choosing An Appropriate Treatment
Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, or Reconstruction
Rooted in over 120 years of preservation ethics in both Europe and
America, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of
Historic Properties are common sense principles in non-technical
Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service
For over 25 years, the TPS has helped homeowners, preservation
professionals, organizations, and government agencies by publishing
printed pamphlets and books, easy-to-read guidance on preserving,
rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.
TPS Preservation Briefs
The first Preservation Brief was published in 1975. Since then,
over 40 more have been added to the series.
Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring
historic buildings. These NPS Publications help historic building
owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to work. The
briefs are especially useful to Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
Program applicants because they recommend methods and approaches for
rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their
TPS Preservation Tech Notes
Case Studies for Historic Preservation
With over 50 Tech Notes published, this series provides a wealth of
information for practitioners in the preservation field, including
architects, contractors and maintenance personnel, as well as owners
and developers of historic properties.
National Park Service Heritage Preservation Bookstore
The bookstore features titles in the fields of
historic preservation; building restoration; architectural history;
downtown, mainstreet, and urban revitalization, historic real
estate; identifying architectural styles; and many more.
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
The Federal Historic
Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector
investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.
It creates jobs and is one of the nation's most successful and
cost-effective community revitalization programs. It has leveraged
over $73 billion in private investment to preserve 40,380 historic
properties since 1976. The National Park Service and the Internal
Revenue Service administer the program in partnership with State
Historic Preservation Offices.
Mississippi Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
These incentives offer a 25-percent credit for rehabilitation of
historic structures used for residential or business purposes.
Properties qualifying for the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit
automatically qualify for the state tax credit.
Glossary of Preservation Related Terms
Glossary of Architectural Terms
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