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    National Historical Park Michigan

2011 Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

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


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?

A piece of float copper sets on exhibit near the Calumet & Hecla general offices.

The largest known quantities in the world of pure, native copper were found on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. In some cases, the deposits were up to 97% pure, requiring little chemical processing to produce ingots of pure copper.