Outbuildings provide secondary uses on a historic property. Historic properties once often included outbuildings of many types such as smokehouses, chicken coops, servants' quarters, and carriage barns. Those most likely to be still standing are garages, sheds, guest houses, and garage apartments. The preservation of outbuildings contributes to the understanding of historic lifestyles and historic building techniques.
Repairing outbuildings using in-kind materials that match the existing texture and pattern of historic materials.
Ensuring that non-historic elements such as carports are compatible with historic buildings and do not block the view of historic buildings or historic outbuildings.
Repairing outbuildings with synthetic materials.
Installing pre-fabricated outbuildings is not compatible with the period and style of historic buildings.