Historic Preservation

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Preservation Assistance

- Preservation Training

- HP Commission  Assistance

- Guidance on drafting an HP Ordinance

- Developing Design Guidelines

- Designation of Historic Properties & Districts (local and National Register)

- Guidance on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and how they apply to future

- Preservation Projects

- Information on Preservation Assistance Programs such as:

            - Main Street

            - Certified Local Governments (CLG’s)

Recent Preservation Projects

Additional information available upon request.


- Toccoa Historic Resources Survey (survey

  assessment photos top header, map photo:

  upper right)

- Toccoa Design Guidelines

- Cumming/Atlanta Highway Corridor Study

  (NADO award presentation in 2019 on the

  following page)

- Healan’s – Head’s Mill Restoration in Hall

  County (before and after: bottom left/right)

- Demorest Woman’s Club Rehabilitation


- Dahlonega Design Guidelines

- Dawsonville Cemetery GIS Survey

Preservation Training

Additional information relating to the topics below can be found in their respective PDF’s on the educational resources page.


GMRC North Georgia Preservation Training Forum

This document includes information on:

- Historic Resource Surveys: Identifying historic properties and

  neighborhoods that make your city or town unique.

- Local Districts and Overlay Districts: Designating areas that

  you want to protect.

- Design Guidelines: What materials should be allowed and

  what shouldn’t in historic areas.

- Demolition of historic properties: identifying the appropriate


- Section 106 case studies with HPD review at the state level:

  how to respond so that economic development can proceed.

- Q&A and discussion of what works/doesn’t for attendees at

  the local level.



Preservation Resources: HP 101


This document includes information on:

- Legal Tools for Municipalities

- Preservation Glossary of Terms

- Tax Incentives: State and Federal

- State and National Preservation Organizations

- Historic Preservation Legislation

- Publications, Journals and Books


Preservation Partners

GMRC works closely with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division

and they are a valuable resource in ensuring a successful project.


- Drafting an HP Ordinance and becoming a Certified Local

  Government (CLG) program participant

- Nomination of historic resources to Local Districts and

  the National Register of Historic Places

-Explanation on the National Register of Historic Places:

 What it does and does not do


Using/applying for historic preservation tax credits and grants

- Conducting a Historic Resource Survey (HRS) for GNAHRGIS

       (see below for more info)


GNAHRGIS: Georgia's Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources GIS is the HPD’s primary tool in identifying historic resources for preservation planning purposes.

The GIS database is an interactive Web-based registry and geographical information system designed to catalog information about the natural, archaeological, and historic resources of Georgia. It contains information about Georgia's archaeological, natural and historic resources. In the GNAHRGIS system, archaeological resources refer to archaeological sites recorded in the Georgia Archaeological Site File. Historic resources include buildings, structures, historic sites, landscapes, and districts included in the Historic Preservation Division's Historic Resources Survey or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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