Understanding the types of historic resources that exist in a community is the first step toward harnessing their power. Creating a National Register historic district is the next critical step. Not only are historic buildings eligible for federal historic tax credits (and a companion state-level tax credit in 35 states), but federal regulations require that impacts to National Register buildings and districts be considered when an undertaking is planned. Your State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) often offers grants to support designation efforts. When a new flood plain designation threatened historic downtown Schuyler, the city applied for a grant from the Nebraska SHPO to nominate its downtown to the National Register, and hired Rosin Preservation to complete the project.
March 19, 2018