The City of Hickory’s Historic Preservation Commission, along with the Hickory Landmarks Society, is holding a free workshop on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at The Crossing at the renovated Hollar Hosiery Mill (883 Highland Ave SE).
The workshop will focus on state and local historic preservation programs and historic tax credits.
In 2014, the City of Hickory updated its inventory of historic properties, which led to the documentation of 162 new individual properties and 11 neighborhoods. These properties can be found in all four quadrants of the city and represent uses ranging from churches, commercial buildings, and industrial plants to private homes.
According to the City’s consultant who completed the survey, it appears that at least three of these neighborhoods may qualify as new or expanded National Register Historic Districts. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for historic property owners to understand more about the significance of their properties.
In addition to City and Hickory Landmarks Society staff, attendees will also hear from Ann Swallow, Paul Fomberg, and Mitch Wilds, who work with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Topics will include information regarding National Register Historic Districts and Local Historic Property Designation, as well as opportunities for home and business owners to potentially benefit from state and federal historic preservation tax credits. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation with these professionals, as well as enjoy light refreshments.