Wall Street Historic District

Wall Street Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York Listed: 2007 Type of district: National Register historic district Wall Street National Register Historic District Report Wall Street National Register Historic District Map The Wall Street Historic District showcases America’s colonial heritage. The irregular street plan of the district is the only physical remnant of the 17th-century Dutch colonial … Read more

Failures & Successes

Failures Each year countless historic buildings and neighborhoods in metropolitan and rural areas throughout our country are lost either to neglect or demolition. With each building’s collapse goes some of the character and craftsmanship that used to define our cities’ main streets and town centers. The intricate columns, detailed sculptures, arches and ornaments that defined … Read more

National Historic Preservation Act

By the middle of the twentieth century, preservation efforts in the U.S. had become so prevalent, in number and among various locations, that it was necessary for the federal government to make legislation that would create programs and stronger means of advocacy. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) was passed in 1966, creating government programs … Read more

Program Q&A

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program, a program created by Congress, allows the owner of a property certified as historic by the National Park Service to donate a preservation easement on the property to a qualified charitable or governmental organization. In connection with this donation, the owner may be eligible to claim a non-cash … Read more

The Trust for Architectural Easements is not a chartered bank or trust company, or depository institution. It is not authorized to accept deposits or trust accounts and is not licensed or regulated by any state or federal banking authority.

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