"Historic Preservation is often defined as the process of identifying, protecting, and enhancing buildings, places, and objects of historical and cultural significance. This process embraces many phases inculding the survey and evaluation of historical, architectural, and cultural resources in an area; the development of planning and legal measures to protect these resources; the identification of public and private funding sources applicable to preservation projects; the design for restoration, rehabilitation, and/or adaptive use of historic structures; and the ongoing maintenance of these resources." -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Websites of various organizations for preservation professionals:
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