BEVERLY HISTORIC DISTRICT (boundary increase and additional information)

(boundary increase and additional information)

The Beverly Historic District (boundary increase and additional information), Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 2014. The historic district has both contributing and noncontributing resources. The area which was nominated includes properties along Main, Court, Water, Bridge, Walnut, Collett, Fountain Streets, et al.

Listing in the National Register, the Federal government’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation, results in the following for contributing historic properties:

1. Consideration in planning for Federal, Federally licensed, and Federally assisted projects. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation must be given an opportunity to comment on all Federally funded or licensed projects affecting listing properties. For further information, 36 C.F.R. section 800. Similarly, W. Va. Code section 29-1-8 states that the Historic Preservation Section of the WV Division of Culture and History may review state assisted activities.

2. Eligibility for Federal tax provisions. The Federal Internal Revenue Code encourages the preservation of depreciable historic structures by allowing favorable tax treatments for rehabilitation, and also provides for charitable contributions for conservation purposes of partial interests in historically important land areas or structures. For further information, see 36 C.F.R. section 67.

3. Eligibility for State tax provisions. Homeowners Residential tax credits are available for historic properties which are rehabilitated and meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. See W. Va. Code section 11-21-8g.

4. Consideration of historic value in the decision by the State or Federal government to issue a surface coal mining permit where coal is located. For further information, see W. Va. Code R. section 38-2 and SMCRA, 30 U.S.C. section 1272(e)(3).

5. Eligibility for Federal grants-in-aid, whenever funds are appropriated by Congress.

If you have questions whether your property is a contributing resource, you may check with the State Historic Preservation Office by writing or calling: Erin Riebe, National Register Coordinator, Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305 0300; 304.558.0240.