Samples of Approved Local Landmark Reports completed by Gate City Preservation L.L.C.
About Local Landmarks
Individually Listed Landmarks
Interested in getting your home or property listed as a local landmark in your city or county? We can help! Properties listed as local landmarks get up to a 50% tax deduction in the state of North Carolina. Along with the tax benefit, you can rest easy knowing your property will be preserved in perpetuity. Contact Samantha to schedule a free consultation to determine if your home or property is eligible for local landmark status in your city or county. Please note, local landmark properties, either individually listed or contributing to a district, will need to follow guidelines enforced by your local historic preservation commission. We are here to answer your questions about this process and what it means to follow those guidelines.
As Bill Schmickle explains in his book, The Politics of Historic Districts, “local districts are ones that truly have teeth, because they can enforce compliance as part of the local zoning code.” In local designation, city or county government officials protect these defined areas of historically, visually, or culturally related properties. All houses in the district are designated as contributing or noncontributing, depending on material integrity, age, and other factors. Local overlay districts are typically administered by an officially appointed Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), which issues Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for house projects that affect the exterior of the home. Design guidelines advise HPCs on COA decisions.