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Trust for Architectural Easements Publishes Walking Tour of Historic Orange, California


To promote a seminar on the financial incentives for historic preservation, the Trust for Architectural Easements is publishing a walking tour of historic Old Towne Orange.

Orange, CA, March 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Trust for Architectural Easements protects more than 800 historic properties in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. To promote a seminar on the financial incentives for historic preservation, the Trust for Architectural Easements is publishing a walking tour of historic Old Towne Orange.

Those who attend the free seminar on the financial incentives for preservation – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11th at the First Presbyterian Church of Orange – will receive a complimentary walking tour of historic Old Towne Orange. To RSVP for the event, please visit www.architecturaltrust.org or call 888-831-2107.

Seminar Participants:

Dan Reardon, a representative of the Trust for Architectural Easements and expert on preservation easements, will explain how protecting a historic structure benefits the community and can also result in a federal income tax deduction. The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program gives historic-property owners who agree to preserve the exterior of their properties a financial incentive for their historic preservation efforts. To be eligible, the property must be individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the property must be in a registered historic district that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and certified as contributing to the historic district by the National Park Service. More than 1,000 historic properties in Orange, California qualify.

Matt Dillhoefer, a historic preservation consultant and native of Pasadena, and Lambert Giessinger, a historic preservation architect for the City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning, will explain the Mill’s Act Historic Property Contract Program. The Program allows qualifying owners to receive a potential property tax reduction and use the savings to rehabilitate, restore and maintain their buildings. Enacted in 1972, the Mill’s Act is the most successful economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings by historic property owners.

Mike Buhler, director of advocacy at the Los Angeles Conservancy, will explain how preservation easements protect historic properties in Los Angeles. Mr. Buhler is responsible for administering the Conservancy’s conservation easement program, which currently includes twenty-seven historic properties throughout Los Angeles County.

Dan Ryan, historic preservation planner for the City of Orange, will moderate the discussion, talk about the Mill’s Act Historic Property Contract Program in the City of Orange, and present a short history of the town.

Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation
Thursday, March 11, 2010
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Orange
191 North Orange Street
To RSVP: 888-831-2107 or easements@architecturaltrust.org

The Trust for Architectural Easements is a leading force in the preservation of architectural heritage in the United States. To RSVP for the seminar or learn more about the Trust’s local preservation efforts, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program and the donation process, contact the Trust at 1-888-831-2107 or visit www.architecturaltrust.org.

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Trust for Architectural Easements
Gabriel Seiden
888-831-2107
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www.architecturaltrust.org

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