Redwood City is rich with historic resources, including the Historic San Mateo County Courthouse, the Fox Theatre and the Lathrop House. Redwood City also has many historic single family and multi-family buildings. As an owner of a historic resource, it can sometimes be difficult to locate information about historic preservation best practices. This Resource Library is meant to act as a one-stop source for helpful information.
The following links are provided as a resource only and are not an endorsement or recommendation by the City of Redwood City. Anyone undertaking maintenance or improvements to their property should do their own individual research before hiring a professional.
- United States National Parks Service
- Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- California State Office of Historic Preservation
- California State Historic Building Code
- California Preservation Foundation
- Redwood City General Plan - Historic Resources
- Redwood City Historic Preservation Ordinance
- Redwood City Historic Resources Advisory Committee
Guidelines for Maintenance, Repairs and Additions
- Repair of Historic Wooden Windows
- Window Repair and Retrofits
- Roofing for Historic Buildings
- Exterior Paint
- Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings
- New Additions to Historic Buildings
- Rehabilitating Historic Storefronts
Guidelines for Hiring Professionals
- National Trust for Historic Preservation publication "Working with Contractors and Architects"
- Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards
- California Contractors State License Board information on hiring licensed contractors
- California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
- California Architects Board "Consumers Guide to Hiring an Architect"
- Window Preservation Alliance