A long term maintenance strategy involves several key components for proper planning and budgeting. This three-part document is an overarching discussion about historic building maintenance that provides a summary of historic building systems and maintenance principles, resulting in a checklist tailored to the needs of the individual building. The associated building checklist is focused on the specific systems and characteristics of a particular historic building and provides a schedule for performing maintenance activities. It should be used in the field when evaluating building conditions. Items on the list should be checked off and dated following review. Tying the schedule of maintenance activities into an electronic calendar program could be helpful in ensuring that the schedule is followed. The Individual Plan is provided as a template to accommodate the specifics, including photographic documentation, of some of your buildings’ key components.
Development of the Historic Properties Maintenance Plan was partially funded by a grant from the Colorado Historical Society's State Historical Fund.