Sources of Preservation Information

We regularly turn to the same trusted local, state, and national sources for technical guidance, preservation standards, and funding information.  You may find some of the same sources helpful as you plan your project.

  • Building Preservation
    • Warfield Block

    • Building Preservation
  • Building Preservation
    • Pierce Block

    • Building Preservation
  • Reconstruction of copper crosses
    • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church

    • Reconstruction of copper crosses
  • 1877 Rendering
    • Arnold Park Gates

    • 1877 Rendering
  • Steeple Tower Restoration
    • Lima Presbyterian Church

    • Steeple Tower Restoration
  • Before demolition
    • Highland Park Childrens Pavilion

    • Before demolition
  • Rehabilitation Rendering
    • Hojack Swing Bridge

    • Rehabilitation Rendering

American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects is a voluntary membership organization for architects to network, find information on continuing education, employment, and many other topics.

The Preservation League of New York State

The Preservation League of New York State is dedicated to the protection of New York’s diverse and rich heritage of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. It actively encourages historic preservation by public and private organizations, agencies, and individuals in communities throughout New York State and provides the united voice for historic preservation.  Among other activities, the League advocates for preservation policies at the state level, provides grants for preservation planning projects, and publishes an annual list of endangered properties.

Landmark Society of Western New York

The Landmark Society of Western New York is one of the oldest preservation organizations in the United States. The not-for-profit membership organization is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and fostering interest in the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region.

New York State Building Code

The New York State Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration. hosts general information on codes and frequently asked questions. In addition, you can find several laws & regulations for New York State, code development, technical services, regional services & contacts, education, and energy code information.

New York State Office of The Professions

Architecture is considered a “professional” field of study. Like many professions, an architect is required to be licensed by its governing state. The Office of the Professions is a source for general information on becoming an architect, the license requirements, and application forms. Click to visit the Office of the Professions under the New York State Education Department.

Local Government Efficiency Grant

New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) offers grants that help municipalities cover the cost of, among other things, feasibility studies and capital improvements. The program is geared toward the needs of local government to share services with other municipalities. Information about the Local Government Efficiency Grant program (LGE Grant) can be found at the NYSDOS website.  This program was formerly known as the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant.