Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation                Back to Home

1107 Washington Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi  39183   
Phone   601-636-5010

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 Basics
Historic 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 language.

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. 

Preservation 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 historic character. 

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
See What's What? : Architecture Words A-Z.

House Style Picture Dictionary  
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Wikipedia Dictionary of Architectural Styles
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, discover how architectural styles classify architecture in terms of the use of form, techniques, materials, time period, region and other stylistic influences.

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