Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Certification

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The Rehabilitated Lewis Wolfe Building, Georgetown, Kentucky.

The Rehabilitated Lewis Wolfe Building, Georgetown, Kentucky.

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., assists its clients with various projects and requests. Architectural Historians at CRA work with clients to meet a variety of needs, including the completion of documentation for tax credit programs through the National Park Service. The Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program administered by the National Park Service offers a federal tax credit of up to 20% for certified rehabilitation expenses for income-producing properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. CRA can assist owners, developers, and architects with preparing Part I, II, and III of the Historic Preservation Certification Application.

One project successfully completed by CRA was the rehabilitation of the Lewis Wolfe Building in Georgetown, Kentucky. CRA completed Part I of the application, successfully demonstrating that the building was a contributing resource to the Main Street Commercial Historic District. For Part II, CRA produced elevation drawings and floor plans for the structure, provided the owner with guidance on meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, prepared the application including the description of proposed work, and took and keyed the required photographs. Once the rehabilitation work was successfully completed, CRA completed Part III of the application and the owner received certification of the completed work.

Below you can see the before and after pictures of the Lewis Wolfe Building. With the assistance of the tax credit, the client was able to restore the building and again make it a beautiful resource to the Main Street Commercial Historic District.

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  1. […] Within the last five years Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., has worked with several different clients to successfully list over 30 properties in the National Register of Historic Places, such as the John E. Pepper Distillery. The pursuit of National Register listing of properties is beneficial to property owners for a wide variety of reasons. The founder and operator of the circus training program Circus Mojo, contacted CRA in September of 2012 regarding a National Register nomination in order to receive rehabilitation tax credits. […]

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