Working on the Past (film)
With the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Developed by Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service, this 40 minute film on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties offers a clear explanation of the practical and philosophical differences between Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstructions. It provides guidance for choosing a historic preservation treatment through interviews and the examination of four historic properties. The process of selecting and applying the most appropriate treatment is spelled out, with particular emphasis on how each treatment can affect historic materials and features. This is essential preservation guidance for historic property owners and managers, historic preservation commissions, design professionals and students. 1996.

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