Research and technical assistance
CULTURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY
The BLC has a collection of survey forms describing properties located throughout Boston. Many buildings and resources have yet to be surveyed. The inventory is continually being updated. Existing survey forms are available online through the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System database.
We have created a guide to help with building research. While BLC staff cannot perform research for constituents, we will provide assistance in both the use of research tools and in locating sources and information.
- The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
- National Park Service Preservation Briefs
- Preservation Massachusetts Preservation Directory
- Repair or replace old windows: a visual look at the impact
- Restoring our appreciation of historic wood windows: making a case for restoration
- 10 reasons to restore or repair wood windows
- Historic wood windows tip sheet
- Exterior paint problems on historic woodwork