Washington's Historic District "Guidelines
for Property Owners"
Part 2: Washington's Historic District
The City of Washington governs land
use and building activities in the Historic District to protect
the area's historic and cultural resources. The goal is to discourage
development or alterations that would not be in keeping with the
historic period these buildings represent. People who live in the
Historic District can be assured that the uniformity of the houses
and character of the neighborhood will not change.
Designation as a Historic District
provides limited protection from potentially adverse effects of
federally funded, licensed or assisted projects. Another benefit
is that the owners of property listed in the National Register are
eligible for federal grants for rehabilitation and restoration and
for certain federal and state income tax advantages.
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