5-Minute Field Guides

The City’s 5-minute field guides are presentations designed to educate the Historic Preservation Commission and the public regarding various architecture and preservation topics. The presentations are made at the beginning of each Historic Preservation Commission meeting and are available to view on YouTube in the menu below.

If residents or other community stakeholders have questions regarding the five-minute field guides, contact the City’s Historic Preservation Planner.


Certified Local Governments and the SOI Standards
This Becomes That: Converted BarnsGeneva Modern Kitchens
Gentlest Means Possible


Architectural Surveys
Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. Maps
Determining Significance
False Historicism
Architectural Impact of Window Sash Color 


Glass Shaping Architecture Historic Wood Siding Brick Detailing 
Cellular PVC Fiber Cement