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Workshop on tax credits for preservation of historic buildings set Sept. 26

Friday, Sept. 26 at Lewes City Hall
Sep 04, 2014
Source: Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs This building at Second and Market streets in Lewes is an example of successful restoration of an historic building.

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will conduct a presentation on tax credits available to property owners to help offset costs associated with rehabilitation and preservation of historic buildings in the First State.

Sponsored by the Lewes Historic Preservation Commission, the presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at Lewes City Hall, 114 E. Third St. in Lewes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 302-645-7777.

The presentation will be conducted by Joan N. Larrivee, an architectural historian, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs staff member and coordinator of Delaware’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program.

Larrivee has been advising property owners of the tax benefits of preserving historic properties since the inception of the federal preservation tax-incentive program in 1976, and he currently advises applicants seeking credits under both the state and federal programs.

For more information on the programs, contact Larrivee at 302-736-7400 or


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