Preparation for Local Organizations and Main Streets


Because of the unique and flexible role that local preservation organizations and Main Streets play in their communities, they are poised to provide valuable help to businesses, homeowners, building owners, and other impacted groups.  Over the years, National Trust Main Street has published a variety of articles that can help these organizations as they prepare for and respond to natural disasters.  This document is designed to help local preservation organizations and Main Street organizations prepare for disasters.

The most critical resources for this topic are marked below with a check. 

Critical Organizations

Resources from Main Street News

Other Resources

Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Preserving History from Fire:  Bridging the Gap Between Safety Codes and Historic Buildings (Old House Journal, November/December 2000).  Addresses fire code issues for older buildings.
  • Up In Smoke (Preservation Magazine, November/December 2002).  Discusses publications useful for developing fire safety code for historic buildings; discusses performance-based building codes—a policy tool that can be used to limit destruction of historic fabric while improving fire safety; discusses other ways to limit the threat of fire in historic structures.

Financial Resources for Planning & Response