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Historic Resources


Policies to encourage the preservation of significant historic resources have been widely adopted at all levels of government, ranging from the National Historic Preservation Act enacted by the federal government in 1966, to state-level legislation such as CEQA, to numerous municipalities that have incorporated cultural resources ordinances into their municipal codes. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. architectural historians command a thorough knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations and criteria of significance for historic properties and have a track record of providing usable and defensible historic resources surveys, historic assessments, and property evaluations. The firm is experienced with providing a diverse range of cultural resources management documents and services for historic properties. All team leaders meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards.



Historic Resources Services


• Reconnaissance- and intensive-level historic resources surveys, historic assessments, and significance evaluations

• Historic Context Statements

• National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and landmark nominations

• National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form

• Evaluation under CEQA

• Historic structures reports and design guidelines

• Historic American Buildings Surveys (HABS)

• Use of Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

• Rehabilitation tax credit, Mills Act, and grant applications

• Historic preservation elements and plans

• Educational and interpretive exhibits, publications, and presentations

• Rehabilitation and adaptive reuse feasibility studies


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