There’s a lot that goes into saving a historic place. It can be complex, challenging, time consuming, frustrating, fun, rewarding, and life-changing. Utah Heritage Foundation has created a step-by-step guide that will take the novice or experienced advocate through the process of making a save. There are different steps involved based on whether you own the property or not.
Owning the property is the best way to save a historic place because you control it and therefore, fewer steps are involved in deciding which direction you need to take.
IF YOU ALREADY OWN YOUR PROPERTY, follow this flow chart.
IF YOU DO NOT OWN THE HISTORIC PROPERTY, and you are working to save it, there are four steps in the process that you will need to follow. Each of the steps listed below has its own flow chart to follow.
Many of our preservation partners around the country have put together excellent resources and advocacy tools that allow us not to have to reinvent the wheel. Yes a few things may be different, but the framework is the same no matter where you live. While Utah Heritage Foundation is providing you with a basic framework, check out the following resources for additional detailed information on making your next save.
Robin, Peggy. Saving the Neighborhood: You Can Fight Developers and Win! Woodbine House; Rockville, MD. 1990