We hired Barb Raid of Historic York to handle the National Register nomination and the Historic Tax Credit application. It’s a lot of work, and not a cheap process. If you’re interested in the details, I’ll let you know as soon as I found out myself.
Fortunately, Barb had a previous nomination to go from. Unfortunately, that previous nomination had been rejected. (Actually, that was a blessing in disguise: If the nomination had been accepted ten years ago, we would not be eligible for the tax credits.) At the time, they said the mansion could not be listed by itself – it needed to be part of an historic district. Barb was hopeful that attitudes had changed and they would allow it this time.