Historic Preservation Guidelines
Woodwork, Trim, Siding
Well Preserved wood sided buildings are unfortunately rare in Troy. So it is especially important to appreciate and maintain the ones we have
Historic accessories are finishing touches that express a buildings personality. Original door knobs, hinges, and mail slots or boxes are usually integral design features of the building exterior
Historic fixtures can be restored and fitted with new LED technology. If maintained well they will last another 100 years. Electrical wiring should be done by professionals. There are lighting supply companies in the region who do this very well.
The height of a new building should reflect its historic context. Window rhythm and storefront treatment are important. Materials should be substantial and reflect the pallet of materials in the district.