Preservation Easements

Many properties in the Capitol Hill Historic District are protected by a preservation easement, which is “a voluntary legal agreement, typically in the form of a deed, which permanently protects a significant historic property. Since it is a perpetual easement, an owner is assured that the property’s historic character will be preserved. In addition, an owner who donates an historic preservation easement may be eligible for one or more forms of tax benefits.” (Easements to Protect Historic Properties: A Useful Historic Preservation Tool with Potential Tax Benefits)

For more information, visit the Capitol Hill Restoration Society website at http://chrs.org/living-on-capitol-hill/561-2/.