General Technical Assistance
Our technical staff can help guide historic property owners in what to do to maintain, restore, and rehabilitate their building. This includes:

  • Identifying period appropriate colors

  • Answering questions about materials

  • Guidance in navigating the Certificate of Appropriateness process

  • Assistance with projects that need to be reviewed by the Historic Resources Commission

  • Advice on ‘best practices’ for historic buildings

  • Help identifying potential funding resources, determining eligibility, & applying for NY State Tax credits

Preservation-Friendly Craftsmen
We maintains a list of craftsmen who specialize in preservation-friendly work and have the skill sets needed to take good care of your building.  This list is a benefit of membership, which starts at just $35 a year.

Technical Workshops and Lectures
For those interested DIYers who want to better understand what their contractors are doing, we hold various lectures and workshops throughout the year. These range from hands-on repair tutorials to informative sessions on architectural styles. Check our program page for more details.

Historic Research
Historic Albany completes research on historic properties as a part of our plaque program, & we can provide information to property owners on what resources are available if you want to complete your own research. 


To set up an appointment or to speak with Historic Albany’s technical staff, call 518-465-0876.   

Technical Staff

Cara Macri, Director of Preservation Services
518-465-0876 x12, cmacri@historic-albany.org