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  Argus Architecture & Preservation, P.C.   5 John St. Waterford, NY 12188
Resources for Historic Buildings:
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP):
The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. This website is a database of NRHP listings, sortable by state, historic district and vacancy. Ask Argus or the SHPO office about how to apply for National Register listing. NR listing is required for access to most historic preservation grants, as well as preservation tax credits, contrary to rumor NR listing does not dictate what an owner can do with his historic building.  
New York State Historic Preservation Office website:
New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities & organizations identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The SHPO website provides information about state and federal preservation programs, including the statewide survey, the State and National Registers, federal tax credits, environmental review, the federal Certified Local Government program, the state historic preservation plan, The Preservationist newsletter, and special features on preservation issues, programs, and projects.  
A variety of information is available through the State Preservation Historic Information Network Exchange (SPHINX), an electronic, program-wide database for SHPO records. This newly revamped system tracks survey data on more than 250,000 properties in the state. Users can seek out information regarding historic resources within specific municipalities.  
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH):
AARCH is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack region, whose mission is to preserve the architecture and communities of the Adirondacks through education, action and advocacy. Their website includes information on public tours, endangered properties, historic sites, and technical assistance AARCH can provide.  
Document Imaging for the National Register:
The State and National Registers of Historic Places Document Imaging program provides access to scanned images of New York's National Register nomination documents and other related materials. Users of the system can take advantage of a powerful search program that can sort files based on a variety of information including Location, National Register Criteria, Architectural Styles, Building Materials and Areas of Significance.  
The Collections of the Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record:
A permanent collection of architectural and engineering documentation is found at the Library of Congress and accessible online. It consists of measured and interpretive drawings, photographs, and written historical and descriptive data, for buildings & structures documented by HABS & HAER. The database is searchable by keyword.