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Past Consultants Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management

Seth Shaw House

Seth Shaw House, Ferndale, CA


PAST Consultants, LLC offers services in the following historic preservation disciplines:

We offer expanded documentation services that include—yet go beyond—traditional uses of photographic recordation and archival research. PAST also helps clients select period furnishings and create authentic historic interiors.

  • Photography (HABS/HAER/HALS and personal photographs)
  • Historic Research and Writing
  • Nominations (National Register, California Register, local registers)
  • Historic Resource Surveys
  • Historic Consultation for Homeowners

PAST offers a full range of planning services to government entities, property owners and nonprofits. Whether analyzing a single resource or an entire historic district, PAST provides comprehensive planning advice.

  • Historic Structure Reports
  • Preservation Ordinances
  • General Plan Preservation Elements
  • Mills Act Contracts
  • Section 106 Compliance
  • Tax Credit Review
  • Nonprofit Assistance

With experience assessing historic adobes, bridges, lighthouses, barns, train depots, hotels and other structures, PAST can analyze complex conservation issues for all resource types.

  • Conditions Assessment Reports
  • Building Diagnostics
  • Materials Conservation
  • Historic Materials Surveys


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