Historic District Design Guidelines
Due to the size of the guidelines document, it has been divided into the following separate downloads

COA Application


Cedar Bough Place Historic District
Downtown Historic District
East Spring Street Historic District
Long-Graf House Historic District
Mansion Row Historic District

Style Guides

Design Guidelines
Accessory Structures
Awnings & Canopies
Cornices & Friezes
New construction
Porches, Stoops & Balconies
Siding & Trim

Demolition and Relocation
Preservation Philosophy & Further Guidance

Approval Guidelines - Describes work that does and does not require a COA

City of New Albany Historic Preservation Ordinance

New Albany Historic Preservation Commission - overview of the review process and working with the HPC

Working with the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission - PowerPoint presentation

Why Get an Architect Involved with Your Project? - PowerPoint presentation


Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service - provides how-to info for preservation projects, information on tax credits and much more

Interpreting the Standards bulletins, National Park Service - assists building owners in applying the 'Secretary of Interior's Standards' to rehab projects

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology - information on rehabilitation tax credits, National Register of Historic Places, and much more 

From the Roof Down and Skin Deep distance learning on maintenance - National Park Service

Top 10 Restoration Mistakes - Old House Journal, Apr/May 2010

Rehabbing Clapboards - Old House Journal, Jul/Aug 2007

Preservation Brief 8: Aluminum and Vinyl Siding on Historic Buildings - National Park Service

Designed to Last (how to make lasting repairs) - Old House Journal, Apr/May 2012

How to Preserve Your Historic Building - link to Wisconsin Historical Society webpage, with extensive information by building part

Epoxies for Wood Repair - Old House Journal, February 2019

Roofing Innovations - Old House Journal, August 2019


National Alliance of Preservation Commissions - Preservation Reading

Of Paint and Windows - Replace or Repair that is the Question 

Energy Efficiency and Historic Homes are NOT Enemies 


Window Repair and Maintenance

Preservation Brief 9: The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows - National Park Service

Historic Wood Windows Tip Sheet - National Trust for Historic Preservation

Replacement Window Myths - Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office

What Replacement Windows Can't Replace: The Real Cost of Removing Historic Windows - Journal of Preservation Technology, 2005.

Sash Window Secrets - Old House Journal, Mar/Apr 2006

Simple Steps to Working Windows (YouTube videos) - Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

8 Tips for Energy-Efficient Old Windows - Old House Interiors, Jul/Aug 2011

The Why and How of Historic Window Restoration (YouTube videos) - Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend/St. Joseph County

Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Replacement and Retrofit - Preservation Green Lab study

Making Dutchman Repairs - Old House Journal, Apr/May 2013

How to Restore Sash Windows - Old House Online

Artful Windows (caring for and restoring art glass) - Old House Journal, Aug 2015

All About WIndows - Old House Journal, Jun 2016 

DIY Wood Window Repair - Old House Journal, September 2019


Lead Paint Guide - National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Brief 10: Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork - National Park Service

Preservation Brief 37: Appropriate Methods for Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing - National Park Service

Living Life in Colors: Paint Colors for Historic Homes - Old House Journal, Aug. 2008

Paint Colors for Sears Houses - Old House Journal 

12 Tips for Victorian Polychrome Paint Schemes - Old House Journal, Dec. 2014

Brushing up on Paint (best practices for paint prep) - Old House Journal, June 2015

Paint Color Guide - Old House Journal, June 2015 

Guide to Period-Appropriate Paints - Old House Journal, June 2016

Creating an Exterior Paint Scheme - Old House Journal, February 2019

Energy Efficiency

Embracing Energy Efficiency - Old House Journal, Sept/Oct 2007

Weatherization Guide for Older and Historic Buildings - National Trust for Historic Preservation

15 Easy Steps for Efficiency - National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Brief 3: Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings - National Park Service

Insulation From the Top - Old House Journal, Mar/Apr 2006

Weatherizing and Improving the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings - National Park Service

Energy Efficient Doors - Old House Journal, Apr/May 2012

Energy-Savings Stars - Old House Journal, Apr/May 2013

7 Ways to Weatherize - OldHouseJournal.com

Updated Insulation Savvy (choosing the right product for the right place) - OldHouseJournal.com

Shotgun Houses

NAHPC Fact Sheet: Shotgun Houses

Changes to Shotgun Interior Plan - National Park Service 'Interpreting the Secretary of the Interior Standards' bulletin

Researching the History of Your Home

Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room, New Albany-Floyd County Library - link to website

Historic House Reseach Guide - link to Indiana Landmarks' online research guide

The Paper Trail - Old House Journal, Nov/Dec 2009

Online Sources for Old-House Research - Old House Journal, Feb/Mar 2013

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