An introduction to the HDLC, its two commissions, the property rating system, application process, Architectural Review Committees, application types, Demolition by Neglect, preservation resources, and frequently asked questions.
A brief overview of building types such as the Creole Cottage, Townhouse, Center Hall Cottage, Shotgun, Bungalow and architectural styles such as Creole, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake, Italianate, Colonial Revival ,Neoclassical, Edwardian, Arts and Crafts, Eclectic, and Exotic Revival.
A step by step guide for recognizing and addressing maintenance issues common to historic structures including typical building maintenance, building envelope deterioration, property checklists, maintenance manual, termite prevention, safety precautions and building code.
A guide to roof forms and materials, dormer windows, gutters, downspouts, chimneys, ridge tiles, cresting, finials, ventilation systems, mechanical equipment, satellite dishes, antenna’s, solar collectors, skylights, and mobile telecommunications equipment.
A discussion of woodwork including a glossary, common siding and shingle types, maintenance and repair guide termite issues, vinyl and aluminum siding guidelines, siding and shingle replacement and exterior painting.
Types of masonry and stucco in New Orleans, components of masonry walls and piers, bricks, concrete masonry units and stone, mortar, stucco, typical masonry and stucco problems, repointing
Window types and styles, historic window problem solving, vinyl and aluminum replacement windows, storm windows, door types and styles, historic door problem solving , garage doors, shutter types and materials, shutter hardware, window and door screens, storm doors, security doors and grilles, hurricane shutters and blinds
Explanation of porches, galleries and balconies, stoops, stairs, handrails, newel posts, ornament, brackets, ceilings, vents, columns, posts, dividers, privacy screens, ornamental metals, lighting, security cameras, ceiling fans, air rights, ramps, enclosing porches, galleries and balconies and alternate materials.
Guidelines for metal picket fences, wood picket fences, wood privacy fences, masonry walls, automatic gates, chain link fencing, pedestrian and vehicular gates, parking strips, parking pads, paving, landscape features, play equipment, small structures, carports, pergolas, mechanical equipment.
Commercial building types, institutional buildings, guidelines for storefronts, display windows, bulkheads, typical store doors, storefront canopies, abat-vent, signage, awnings, valences, illumination, LED signage, neon, raceways, accessibility ramps and lifts, lighting, security cameras, televisions, ceiling fans, building equipment, roll down security doors, parking, ATM machines, refuse.
Guidelines for new construction, construction of additions, rooftop additions, accessory buildings, service buildings, carports, garages, relocation of buildings, demolition.