Preserving Architectural History

househmwPreservation provides a wide range of architectural history and historic preservation services from their home office in Durham, North Carolina.

The primary focus of the company is on National Register nominations and Rehabilitation Tax Credit applications.  hmwPreservation has completed National Register nominations throughout North Carolina, working with private property owners, local municipalities, and the state historic preservation office to list seven individual properties and seventeen historic districts in the National Register of Historic Places since 2008.  Additionally, the company works with developers, contractors, realtors, and property owners to apply for state and federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits for qualified renovations to properties listed on the National Register.  From residential to commercial and single-family to multi-unit condominium projects, the company has experience with tax credits both large and small in North Carolina and Virginia.

In addition to National Register and Rehabilitation Tax Credit work, the company also contracts with property owners to prepare Local Landmark Reports, Certificate of Appropriateness applications for Local Design Review, and specialized building and neighborhood histories.

Heather Wagner Slane

Heather Slane is the prinicipal and primary investigator for hmwPreservation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science in Interior Architecture, with a Historic Preservation concentration, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and twin daughters.