Welcome to Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s Online Resource Library, where you’ll be able to find articles, documents, and websites to help you with your preservation project and to be a successful steward of your historic property. Also included are copies of and links to National Register Historic District nominations and completed Historic Resources Surveys. Please note that this a “living” page with new resources added regularly.

While these are great resources, keep in mind you can always call PBN at 716-852-3300 or email us.

PBN Guides and Resources

Funding Resources for Municipalities, Non-Profits, and Religious Organizations
Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Fact Sheet
Preservation Green Lab Buffalo Fact Sheet
John E. Brent, Project Summary Report

Guidelines for Maintenance, Repairs and Additions

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards

Under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing professional standards and for providing guidance on the preservation of the nation’s historic properties. The Standards address each of the four treatments of historic preservation (Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction) and provide general guidance for work on any historic building. The Standards were last updated in in 2017, and the full, 252-page pdf version can be found here.

Preservation Briefs by the National Parks Service

Preservation Briefs are NPS publications to help historic building owners recognize and resolve common problems and recommend methods and approaches for addressing those

Energy Efficiency & Weatherization

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Guide by the National Parks Service
Weatherization Tool Kit by NYSOPRHP
Button Up Your House for Fall  by This Old House

Wood Windows

Wood Windows: A Tip Sheet by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Wood Window Repair Workshop Guide by Landmark Consulting

Historic Resource Surveys

Erie County

City of Buffalo

Broadway-Fillmore Intensive Level Survey (via City of Buffalo website)
Cold Springs/North Masten Park Neighborhood
Grant-Ferry-Forrest Intensive Level Survey (via City of Buffalo’s website)
North Prospect Hill Survey
Triangle Neighborhood Intensive Level Survey (via City of Buffalo’s website)
Town of Amherst Reconnaissance Level Survey 2011
Village of East Aurora Reconnaissance Level Survey 2013
Village of Williamsville Intensive Level Survey 2013

Niagara County

City of Lockport

City of Lockport Reconnaissance Level Survey 2011