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Home Improvement Resources

Home Improvement for historic homes can be an information intensive, expensive and even hazardous pursuit. This section attempts to organize resources to assist you in improving and preserving your home in Bolton Hill.

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The Architectural Review Committee & CHAP
(Commission for Historic & Architectural Preservation)
Bolton Hill is a designated Historic area and as such, comes under the City's Historic and Architectural Preservation regulations. Property owners must have approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and the Commission on Historic and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) for any exterior modifications, including painting, landscaping or more substantial improvements. 
Historic Preservation Tax Credits
Home Improvement Resources Directory
As a service to the residents of Bolton Hill, the Mount Royal Improvement Association maintains a list of electricians, plumbers, painters, and other workers, recommended by Bolton Hill residents.
Restoration & Preservation Briefs
From the Nat'l Park Service & other resources
The Preservation Briefs series from the National Park Service is a "reference source" for homeowners, property managers and architects on rehabilitation topics for older properties.  The "briefs" cover over 40 specific topics.  

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