National & State Historic Registers

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We received excellent news this week from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources – White Plains has officially been recommended eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register! (For those process buffs out there, this means that our PIF, Preliminary Information Form, was approved.) The next step would be a full nomination application requiring a lot more research and digging (literally) into the archaeological and architectural elements of the property.

A big thanks to Dave Brown and Thane Harpole at the Fairfield Foundation for helping take this first step. And a huge thanks to our favorite architectural historian and colonial Virginia superstar, Camille Wells. (You might remember that Camille has done her fair share of digging around in both databases and under our attic stairs for answers to many questions!)

DHR Acceptance LetterAnd on top of this news, I finally completed Part I of our state tax credit application, which means, if all parts are approved, we would be eligible to receive tax credits on any of the approved rehabilitation costs. Every little bit helps when you are doing a historic renovation on anything less than John D. Rockefeller’s budget!

Learn more about the national and state historic registers here.