Historic Preservation

The Adams Co. Historical Society promotes Historic Preservation by raising public awareness, advising building owners about preservation, nominating buildings and districts to the National Register of Historic Places and assisting with the Historic Buildings Survey.

Financial Assistance 

Federal Tax Incentive Program-10% and 20% Tax Credit available for income producing historical properties.

State Tax Incentive Program-VIP (Valuation Incentive Program)
Tax Abatement program for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contributing properties located within a National Register Historic District.

Local Facade Rehabilitation Grant Program
Commercial Structures
Contact Information:  (402) 461-8415
Randy Chick, Community Redevelopment Authority

Please contact the Historical Society for further information regarding these programs.

Technical Assistance

The following Preservation Briefs are available at the Hastings Public Library.  They are also available online at the National Park Service.  Also available on this site is the Online Preservation Education section which offers access to preservation publications.

Preservation Briefs

01: Assessing Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments

02: Repointing Mortar Joints

03: Conserving Energy

04: Roofing

05: Adobe Buildings

06: Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning

07: Terra-Cotta

08: Aluminum and Vinyl Siding

09: Wooden Windows

10: Paint Problems

11: Storefronts

12: Structural Glass (Vitrolite and Carrara Glass)

13: Steel Windows

14: Exterior Additions

15: Concrete

16: Sustitute Materials

17: Architectural Character

18: Interiors

19: Wooden Shingle Roofs

20: Barns

21: Flat Plaster

22: Stucco

23: Ornamental Plaster

24: Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling

25: Signs

26: Log Buildings

27: Cast Iron

28: Painting

29: Slate Roofs

30: Clay Tile Roofs

31: Mothballing

32: Making  Historic Buildings Accessible

33: Stained and Leaded Glass

34: Composition Ornament

35: The Process of Architectural Investigation

36: Cultural Landscapes

37: Lead-Paint Hazards

38: Removing Graffiti from Historic Masonry

39: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings

40: Ceramic Tile Floors

41: Seismic Retrofit

42: Historic Cast Stone

43: Historic Structure Reports

44: Awnings

45: Wooden Porches

46: Gas Stations

47: Maintaining Exteriors

48: Preserving Grave Markers

49: Historic Decorative Ceilings & Walls

50: Lightning Protection for Historic Structures