Boston, MA, April 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Trust for Architectural Easements is a leading force in the preservation of architectural heritage in the United States. The Trust for Architectural Easements protects more than 800 historic properties in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. An easement is a critical but underutilized tool that promotes sustainable development practices and protects America’s historic buildings.
The Trust for Architectural Easements has scheduled two free seminars on the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program for Wednesday, April 28, 2010 and Thursday, May 13, 2010. The seminars 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 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. Many historic properties in Boston qualify.
“The National Register of Historic Places is the federal program that provides public recognition of our nation’s historic resources, whether architectural, cultural, or archaeological,” said Steve McClain, president of the Trust for Architectural Easements.
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program: Protecting America’s Architectural Treasures Through Voluntary Preservation
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 and Thursday, May 13, 2010
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
To RSVP for the Boston, Massachusetts seminars 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.