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Research Your Property

  • Albany Inventory of Historic Properties: search your address here to find out if your property is a designated historic landmark, and general information about the date of constructions and style.  
  • Contact Albany Planning staff to obtain a copy of any historic inventory survey on file (including photos and volunteer-generated survey data identifying architectural styles and historic features of a structure).
  • Albany City Directories: Names, addresses, some telephone numbers, and other information about the city are available in each directory dating back to 1878. 

Exterior Alterations

Energy Efficiency & Weatherization

Now more than ever, we are all looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. We can do this without compromising the historic character of our buildings. Energy efficiency or performance can be balanced with preservation by respecting and maintaining historic value, integrity and long-term durability. These sites and brochures have lots of tips for maintaining and improving your historic home or building.

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