Historic Tax Credit Eliminated from House Tax Reform Proposal — Let’s Get it Back

April 15, 2014

The APC would like to share and support this effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation regarding a proposal to eliminate the Federal historic tax credit which has benefited properties in Atlanta.


Historic Tax Credit Eliminated from House Tax Reform Proposal — Let’s Get it Back.

Dear Friend,

You may not be familiar with the federal historic tax credit but you’ve no doubt seen what it can do.

St. Louis, Missouri; Richmond, Virginia; Cleveland, Ohio and Portland, Oregon are just a few of the many places that have reinvigorated their downtowns through projects that were made possible by the federal historic tax credit.

And now, Congressman Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has proposed it be eliminated from the tax code. Period.

We understand the need for tax reform, but not at the expense of a program that more than pays for itself and that has a proven track record of creating jobs, saving historic buildings and revitalizing neighborhoods.

Elimination of the historic tax credit is simply unacceptable—to all of us who love the charm of San Francisco’s Ferry Building, the glamour of the Apollo Theater or the grandeur of Miami’s Hotel Fountainbleu, or any of the nearly 40,000 historic buildings that have been revitalized using the credit.

Join us in urging your representatives to send the message to Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that sensible tax reform must retain the historic tax credit. It is the single most important thing you can do for historic preservation today.

Thank You,


Germonique Ulmer.
Vice President, Public Affairs

Thank You for Making Phoenix Flies a Success!

April 2, 2014

The Atlanta Preservation Center’s 11th Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites came to a close on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Preservation Partners report that events were well received and attendance was significant. The APC is honored to coordinate efforts of the many organizations and individuals it takes to make this City-wide effort succeed.

The Atlanta Preservation Center thanks the following for their financial and in-kind support of the Celebration:

WSB-TV Family2Family

Georgia Power

City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Georgia Humanities Council


Elizabeth & Howell Adams III

Chrissie & Jim Wayt

4D Printing

AM1690, The Voice of the Arts

Atlanta History Center

Doug Young, Boyd Coons and Jessica Lavandier enjoying the LP Grant Mansion during an Open House

Buckhead Life Group Restaurants


Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead

Robbins Advertising

Whole Foods Market, Ponce de Leon

Glenn Hotel

F.H. Boyd Coons

Caroline & Harry Gilham

Atlanta Woman’s Club

Easements Atlanta, Inc.

The Healey Building Condominiums

Log Cabin Community Church


Allen Hoss of Pimsler Hoss Architects reviewing plans for the renovation of the DAR Building

Marge & Steve Hays

Bill Pennington

The Wren’s Nest

Jay Tribby

William White

Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Sally & Charles Bayless

Cathy & Bo Bradshaw

W.L. Cook

Katharine & Clayton Farnham

Daniel Getan

Syd & Don Janney

Tad Brown of the Watson-Brown Foundation leading a tour of the Goodrum House

Mary & Dick Leslie

Carolyn Stine McLaughlin

Bill Mitchell, Southern Architecture Foundation

Origins Real Estate

Mary S. Osier

Alida Silverman

Jane & Mo Thrash

Mark Watkins

Rainey & Ben Woodward

Christopher Kellen


APC's Director of Education Paul Hammock leading a Box City program

Paul Hammock

Hoke Kimball

The Atlanta Preservation Center also thanks its dedicated volunteers, volunteer walking tour guides and the 82 Preservation Partners who demonstrated their passion for Atlanta and its history.

Paula Blechner

Mike Canfield

Jeff Clemmons

Bob Caine

Phil Cuthbertson

Tim Easterling

Colleen Herren

Terry Hynes

Jan Keith

MH Mitchell Panel Discussion "Atlanta - 150 Years of History in Our Architecture

Dan Knapp

Frank Koch

Jeff Morrison

Ruth Middleton

Gene Ramsey

Amanda Rhein

Pat Reynolds

Jessica Sheppard

Justin Slaughter

Lisette Van Leemput

Barbara Vogel


Jennifer McConnell leading the Trees Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum History Tour

Ahavath Achim Synagogue

Alonso F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Atlanta Curb Market

Atlanta First United Methodist

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta Urban Design Commission

Atlanta Woman’s Club


Bass Lofts

The Breman Museum

Buckhead Heritage Society

Burns Club of Atlanta

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Capital City Club

Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association

Cathedral of St Philip

Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Center for Puppetry Arts

City of Atlanta Fire Department & Atlanta Fire Foundation

Coalition to Remember the 1906 Race Riots

Collins United Methodist Church


Druid Hills Baptist Church

Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project

Easements Atlanta

East Lake Golf Club

First Church Christ, Scientist

First Presbyterian Church

The Fox Theatre

Georgia Battlefields Association

Georgia Capitol Museum

Georgia Tech Living History Program

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Glenn Hotel

Grant Park Conservancy

Gregor Turk

Hammonds House Museum

Healey Building

Historic Oakland Foundation

Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Historic South-View Preservation Foundation

Historic Sylvester Cemetery Foundation

Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council

Howell Station Neighborhood Association

Inman Park United Methodist Church

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southeast

Jamestown Properties

Log Cabin Community Church

Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

M Rich Building

MH Mitchell, Inc.

Oglethorpe University

Olmstead Linear Park Alliance

Peachtree Christian Church

Piedmont Driving Club

Piedmont Park Conservancy

The Ponce

Pimsler Hoss Architects

River Line Historic Area

Rock Spring Presbyterian

Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Savannah College of Art and Design – Ivy Hall Writing Center

Shellmont Inn

Southern Architecture Foundation, Inc.

St Luke’s Episcopal Church

St Paul United Methodist Church

The Stacks at Fulton Cotton Mill

The Temple

Theatrical Outfit

Training and Counseling Center at St Luke’s

Trees Atlanta

US General Services Administration

Utoy Cemetery Association

Watson-Brown Foundation


Whittier Mill Village Neighborhood Association

Wrecking Bar Brewpub & The Marianna

The Wren’s Nest