Free workshop offered: Preservation 101 for Real Estate professionals

LEWISBURG – On Aug. 21, the Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission, in co-operation with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Real Estate Commission, will host a free workshop entitled Historic Preservation 101 for Real Estate Professionals.

The workshop will cover topics including how to market properties located within historic districts, understanding design guidelines and historic preservation ordinances, and how to recognize architectural styles. The workshop will also introduce the residential and commercial historic preservation tax credit and state development grants that are available for the renovation and restoration of qualified historic properties.

Real estate brokers, contractors, investors, developers, mortgage lenders, and other parties interested in learning more about historic preservation and historic renovation tax credit certification are welcome to attend. For real estate professionals, this course offers 3.5 hours of continuing education credits from the West Virginia Real Estate Commission.

The workshop will be conducted by Robin Zeigler, of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and Jennifer Brennan, structural historian and tax credit coordinator with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, at the Lewisburg City Hall Council Chambers. Please register in advance by calling Ahleah Boise at 304-645-3776, ext. 122, or by email at


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