A home or business may not be on the national register, but if it’s located in a historic district, then the property could also be subject to preservation standards, which could be administered by a state, county, or city heritage preservation review panel. These non-federal authorities often adapt, and closely follow, the NPS’s Standards for Rehabilitation. That said, Tom points out that, “Local standards can be more stringent or less stringent depending on the makeup of the review panel and the historic significance of the area.”
Before you can replace historic windows, you’ll need to appear before the review panel that administers the district where a property is located and make the case for the new windows you want to install. When you meet with the review panel, bring as much documentation and as many photos of the existing and proposed windows as you can. An experienced architect will be able to help with this process.
We have extensive experience in remodeling the exterior of historic and community offices & buildings. Look at this massive gutter being installed at the Culpeper Courthouse.
Built for "eye"-catching beauty and efficiency, we know how to make the most out of the space. We used light siding and black caping/trim.