Resilient Heritage: Protecting Your Historic Home from Natural Disasters


Report cover that includes the report title and an image of an historic home.

Resilient Heritage includes recommendations for ways to better prepare or “harden” historic homes to withstand disasters.  While the target audience is owners of residential buildings in Louisiana, many others can benefit from the information included in the document.

The booklet was prepared by the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation.

Topics covered include:

  • Disaster types
  • Building as a System
  • Structural Details
  • Appropriate Materials
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Building Elevation
  • Flood Proofing
  • Drainage
  • Porch and Porch Elements
  • Roofs & Chimneys
  • Windows and Doors
  • Glossary
  • Additional Resources

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