Flooding and Historic Preservation
Historic communities across New York state and nationwide face the threat of flooding. We have compiled the resources below to assist communities and historic property owners seeking to mitigate future flood damage and repair damage from recent flooding.
Technical Resources for Buildings Damaged by Flooding:
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings (1993)
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings (2005)
National Trust for Historic Preservation: 10 Tips for Bringing Historic Properties Back from a Flood (2016)
Future Mitigation Strategies for Flood-Prone Regions:
Design Guideline Examples:
Somers Point, NJ: Design Guidelines for the Somers Point Historic Preservation District (2014)
Mississippi Development Authority: Elevation Design Guidelines, For Historic Homes in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region
Apalachicola Historic District: Floodplain Management Information
Keeping History Above Water began as a simple idea for a conference to be hosted by the Newport Restoration Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island in the spring of 2016. In the years since, Keeping History Above Water has expanded to include a variety of activities related to climate and cultural heritage across Rhode Island and around the world. Annual conferences, hosted in vulnerable regions across the country, are a centerpiece of Keeping History Above Water.