Publications and Resources



  • Archaeology
    The Department of Park’s archaeology program identifies, manages, and interprets archaeological sites on parkland.
  • Historic Wood Window Tip Sheet
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has prepared information to help property owners understand their historic wood windows, including tips for proper maintenance and weatherproofing techniques.
  • Historic Property Services
    This page includes a courtesy list of tradesmen who have been recommended to our office by historic property owners in Montgomery County.
  • Preservation Briefs
    The National Park Service has prepared over 40 Preservation Briefs to help homeowners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies by providing easy-to read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.
  • The Preservationist Newsletter
    The Preservationist newsletter, published quarterly, reports on preservation activities in the county. View the current issue and an archive of past issues.
  • Reports
    Review reports issued by the Montgomery County Department of Planning Historic Preservation Section. Featured reports include Teardown/Mansionization Bulletin: Protecting Older Neighborhoods with Newer Tools* and A Strategic Plan for Cultural Resources in Parks*.
  • Standards for Rehabilitation
    The Secretary of the Interior, under the administration of the National Park Service, created Standards for Rehabilitation that are accepted by Montgomery County as guidelines to preserve a historic property.


  • Montgomery Modern
    Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture In Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930–1979 is a chronicle of mid-century modern architecture in Montgomery County. This illustrated reference guide includes an inventory of key buildings and communities, and biographical sketches of practitioners including architects, landscape architects, planners and developers.
  • Places from the Past
    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has published a book that inventories historic sites and districts in Montgomery County. Places from the Past: The Tradition of Gardez Bien in Montgomery County, Maryland is beautifully illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings and maps.
  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase: A Home Suburb for the Nation’s Capital documents the fascinating history of Francis Newlands’ vision and chronicles evolving trends in American domestic architecture and society throughout this century. An in-depth look at this model community offers a greater understanding of the factors that contributed to this successful suburban development. This richly illustrated narrative heightens our appreciation of the importance to our national culture of the suburban ideal.
Last Updated: November 15, 2017