Historic Tax Credits: Financing & Preserving Historic Structures
presented by James Rolf
Monday | May 7, 2019
5:30 reception | 6 pm presentation
Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres
Seating is limited
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These events are free and open to the public
and will take place monthly on weekdays.
After the success of our Tricentennial Lecture Series last year, BK House and VCPORA are excited to bring it back in 2019!
No reservations–seating is first come, first serve and will be capped after 75 guests. Suggested donation is $5.
We are featuring an informative look at the State Historic Tax Credit program featuring James Rolf, Director of Planning and Preservation for the Louisiana Recovery School District. Daniel Hammer, Deputy Director/Vice President of the Historic New Orleans Collection, will make a special appearance to discuss the recent $38 million expansion at the Collection as a case study.
Did you know that Louisiana’s Historic Tax Credit has attracted more than $3.7 billion of investment in the rehabilitation of historic buildings over the last decade making it a national leader in historic preservation? As our state leaders are examining its renewal during this legislative session, now is a great time to learn about this vital economic development tool – from its successes here in the French Quarter and around the state, to usable information on beginning your own historic renovation project.
James Rolf is a fifth-generation Gretna resident. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern State University and a Masters in Preservation Studies from Tulane University. He has assisted with the restoration of homes in the Natchitoches Historic District, the Carrollton Courthouse in New Orleans, and homes and churches throughout Gretna. He works for the Recovery School District as the Director of Planning and Preservation and assists with school facilities financing, community outreach, and construction planning and supervision. He is also responsible for structuring tax credit deals for schools in Orleans Parish. He is Second Vice President of the Gretna Historical Society, as well as Newsletter Editor and a member of the Finance and Building Committees. James’ preservation group, Rolf Preservation Works, L.L.C., is currently directing the tax credit work for the Saint Joseph’s Church and Auditorium restoration.
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