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The Eternal City—what better place to find answers to the question: Why do old places matter? Tom Mayes, a 2013 Rome Prize winner in Historic Preservation from the American Academy, is in Rome these days and is contributing a series of posts about his experiences and research. Join us for his periodic essays and add
When it comes to protecting privately owned historic places, one fundamental technique is the use of easements. Using easements is almost always contemplated early on in the process of considering how to protect historic sites, but is often dismissed just as quickly. Some perceive easements to be too complicated and too costly, and of late, too likely to invoke the wrath of the Internal Revenue Service. But certain properties merit the perpetual protection that’s gained by the use of this long-standing legal tool. When the National Trust considered the sale of its flagship Washington D.C., headquarters building, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, protecting this iconic Dupont Circle historic building with an easement was a given.
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