National Register of Historic Places
Hapeville is on the National Register of Historic Places!
The City of Hapeville is pleased to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Please follow this link to download the following documents:
- Hapeville National Register of Historic Places Map
- Contributing and Non-Contributing Structures List
- Hapeville Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Brochure
- GA Historic District Brochure
- GA Historic District Grant Information
- GA Historic District Tax Incentives information
These materials are also available at City Hall. The presentation materials were provided at the community meeting/presentation by the DNR Historic Preservation Division on January 21, 2010. The meeting was jointly hosted by the City of Hapeville, the Hapeville Historical Society, and the Hapeville Main Street Board of Directors. This listing acknowledges Hapeville’s significant role in the region’s history of the transportation industry, and it identifies contributing structures in the district. Those properties that have been identified as contributing structures may be eligible to leverage the listing for tax incentives with respect to rehabilitation of the buildings. The incentive programs associated with the listing are proven financial catalysts in the revitalization of historic places throughout the country.
Please visit the National Park Service for additional information.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. While National Register listings are mostly symbolic, they do provide some financial incentive to listed property owners. No protection of the property is guaranteed. During the nomination process, the property is evaluated in terms of the four criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). For a property to be listed, it must meet at least one of the four NRHP key criteria. Information on architectural styles, association with various aspects of social history and commerce, and ownership are all integral parts of the nomination.
The National Register listing would have numerous advantages for Hapeville.
Owners of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places may be eligible for a 20% investment tax credit for the "certified rehabilitation of income-producing certified historic structures." The rehabilitation may be as commercial, industrial, or residential, for rentals. The tax incentives program is operated by the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program, which is jointly managed by the National Park Service, SHPO, and the Internal Revenue Service. Aside from the 20% tax credit, the tax incentive program offers a 10% tax credit for rehabilitation to owners of non-historic, non-residential buildings constructed before 1936.
Georgia Board Recommends in Favor of National Listing!
National Park Service
On January 30, 2009 Georgia’s National Register of Historic Places Review Board voted to recommend that Hapeville be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Therefore, the Director of Georgia’s Office of Historical Preservation Division will place Hapeville on the State of Georgia’s Register of Historical Places.
That action gives Hapeville property owners the right to apply for relevant state and federal tax credits and grants for preservation/rehabilitation projects for properties included.
Special thanks to the Hapeville Historical Society for working to get the application to the Review Board and to the citizens who provided letters endorsing the Hapeville application.
Download the National Register Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information on this program.
Please get involved and don’t hesitate to contact the City’s Economic Development Department at (404) 669-8269, or the President of the Historical Society by emailing Charlotte Rentz if you have any questions.