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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

2011 Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

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Date: March 16, 2011
Contact: John Rosemurgy, 906-483-3036

2011 HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT WORKSHOP

Sponsored by the Calumet Main Street Design Committee

The Keweenaw’s historic downtowns and neighborhoods are links to the past. They give a sense of place, identity, and stability to our communities – places in which people want to live, work, and explore.

Historic Preservation Tax Credits can take a bite out of the cost of maintaining or rehabilitating a historic building. Combined federal and state tax credits are available for up to 25% of total qualified rehabilitation costs with the potential for an additional 15% credit through the special competitive enhanced program.

Join Robbert McKay, Historical Architect with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and administrator of the Federal Tax Credit program, for an introduction and overview to the Preservation Tax Incentives. For more information, refer to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Web site http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/ - click on the Historic Preservation Tab and then to the Historic Preservation Incentives programs.

Eligibility for the Preservation Tax Credit program is reserved for structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as properties in designated historic districts found in: Calumet, Laurium, Lake Linden, Mason, Eagle River, Hancock, Houghton, Painesdale, and others throughout the Keweenaw. Search http://www.nps.gov/nr/research/ for more listings and details.

Location: Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet

Date & Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 14, 2011

Did You Know?

Once the scene of buslting industry, the Quincy shaft-rock house at the number 2 shaft and accompanying hoist house sit silent today.

Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.