ORIGINAL and/or HISTORIC VS. NON-CONTRIBUTING FEATURES
Character-defining elements display the building’s history, architectural style, and craftsmanship and include
the overall shape of the building, distinctive features such as front doorways and windows, and decorative
details. These elements may be original to the structure or have been added later and have historic
significance in their own right. Retain original and historic character-defining elements when possible, or replacements in kind.
. Although the replacement of non-contributing features existing at the time this NLDH was established is
permitted, the property owner is encouraged to reverse earlier adverse alterations and restore original or
later historic building material, if possible.