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Historic Preservation Conversation with Robert Powers

Season 1, Ep. 4

Today's episode is on Historic Tax Credits with Robert Powers. 

When can I obtain Historic Tax Credits? How do they work? When to apply? What expenses create credits versus expenses that do not qualify? The what, where, when and how's to historic tax credits today and more...

If you are about to restore an older property you do not want to miss this one!

Robert Michael Powers is the President of Powers & Company, Inc., a national consulting firm specializing in the preservation and conservation of historic structures. Formed in 1995, the firm consists of a full-service professional team whose work has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. With over thirty years of diverse experience on projects throughout the United States, Mr. Powers is a national expert on the interpretation and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation in historic preservation tax incentive projects. Mr. Powers is known for his ability to problem-solve and craft practical solutions with clients that are sensitive to both preservation and development issues. Mr. Powers was Principal in Charge at Powers & Company, Inc. for the preservation of the U.S. Post Office, Main Branch at 30th Street and the PSFS Building, both in Philadelphia. At the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building and Complex. Mr. Powers was the Consulting Supervisory Conservator on the interior restoration of the buildings within the Capitol complex. In addition, Mr. Powers has consulted on such notable preservation projects as Los Angeles City Hall and the Headquarters for Urban Outfitters in the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Powers for twelve years, honed his skills at the National Park Service administering the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program for projects within seventeen states. More information on the work of Mr. Powers and Powers & Company can be found on the company web site at



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