|he Historic Shelby Foundation, Inc.
has been the premier catalyst for the preservation of
Cleveland County's historic architectural resources since 1982.
History of Shelby (from The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series on National Park Service web site)
The National Main Street Center is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Two decades ago, the Center created the Main Street Approach to commercial district revitalization. Today, it advocates the use of this approach for communities to revitalize their traditional commercial areas, using historic preservation and grass roots-based economic development. It serves as the nation's clearinghouse for information, technical assistance, research and advocacy on preservation-based commercial district revitalization.
Preservation North Carolina
Preservation North Carolina is a private, non-profit statewide organization whose mission is to protect and promote buildings, sites, and landscapes important to the diverse heritage of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA) is a non-profit membership organization made up of towns, downtown development organizations, chambers of commerce, and private professionals. Our primary purpose is to create a state-wide network of people and organizations involved and interested in downtown revitalization.
National Register of Historic Places
What is a local historic district? (National Park Service Site)
Certified Local Government Program
The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings from the National Park Service. Good source for outines and examples of recommended ways of meeting the Standards as well as examples of methods that are not recommended or may be in opposition to them.
PreservationDirectory.com has been the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada for over 7 years,
| Historic Shelby Foundation
Shelby North Carolina 28151