Historic Preservation Basics Deep Dive

APA North Carolina Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

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(1)  Historic Preservation Law.   Introduction to North Carolina enabling legislation for local historic preservation commissions (local historic districts and landmarks) and to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.  By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the legal authority and scope of local historic preservation commissions and how federal agencies are charged with considering historic resources in their undertakings (including but not limited to cell towers, road construction, and CDBG projects). Session is lecture style with Q&A (75 minutes)


(2) Preservation Planning.   By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of how local preservation activities can be and should be incorporated into comprehensive plans and how stand-alone preservation plans for local preservation commissions can advance historic preservation efforts at the local level.  Session is lecture style with Q&A.  (60 minutes)


(3) Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.   By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding about these standards, which are common sense historic preservation principles in non-technical language. They promote historic preservation best practices that will help to protect our nation's irreplaceable cultural resources.  The Standards for Rehabilitation (codified in 36 CFR 67 for use in the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program) address the most prevalent treatment. "Rehabilitation" is defined as "the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural, and cultural values."

Initially developed by the Secretary of the Interior to determine the appropriateness of proposed project work on registered properties within the Historic Preservation Fund grant-in-aid program, the Standards for Rehabilitation have been widely used over the years--particularly to determine if a rehabilitation qualifies as a Certified Rehabilitation for Federal tax purposes. In addition, the Standards have guided Federal agencies in carrying out their historic preservation responsibilities for properties in Federal ownership or control; and State and local officials in reviewing both Federal and nonfederal rehabilitation proposals. They have also been adopted by historic district and planning commissions across the country.


Amber Kidd

Invited Speaker

Amber Kidd is the Certified Local Government Coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO), based in Raleigh. She provides constituent outreach and technical consultations to local preservation commissions through the State of North Carolina. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the preservation program at George Washington ... Read More

Ramona Murphy Bartos

Invited Speaker

Ramona Murphy Bartos is Director of the Division of Historical Resources, comprised of the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO), Office of State Archaeology (OSA), Office of Historical Research (OHR), which include the Highway Historical Marker program and Historical Publications Branch, and DNCR’s Western Region Office in Asheville. Her duties ... Read More

John Wood

Invited Speaker

John P. Wood is the Restoration / Preservation Specialist for the State Historic Preservation Office, serving a nine-county service territory of southeastern North Carolina. His day to day work includes technical consultations for restoration projects of historic buildings and constituent assistance with the use of the federal and state historic tax ... Read More

Contact Info

Benjamin Howell, bhowell@townofmorrisville.org