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Oct. 23 workshop on marketing, selling historic properties will offer CE credits for realtors, architects

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 10, 2014  
Revision Date:  Friday, October 10, 2014 
Contact Information:  Diane Comer
(502) 564-7005 Ext. 120

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Real estate agents and architects interested in learning more about marketing and selling historic properties, and earning continuing education credits in the process, are encouraged to register for “Historic Preservation 101 for Real Estate Professionals,” which will take place 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 23, at River Discovery Center in Paducah.

American Institute of Architects Central Kentucky ChapterReal estate agents can earn four credit hours (two law) offered through the Kentucky Real Estate Commission, and architects can earn four health, safety and welfare learning units offered through the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Corn Island Archaeology logoThe workshop will include instruction in common architectural styles, researching historic buildings, practical preservation concerns, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, easements, tax considerations and local ordinances. Presented by Preservation Kentucky, and sponsored in part by Corn Island Archaeology of Louisville, the cost is $55.

The workshop is the opening session for “Preservation Tools and Strategies,” the fourth and final presentation in the 2014 Kentucky Preservation Series, Oct. 23-25, in downtown Paducah. Sessions are open to the public and also geared to owners of historic buildings, members of architectural review boards and preservation commissions, local officials and anyone interested in community preservation.

The conference is presented by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with Preservation Kentucky Inc., the Kentucky Main Street Program, Paducah Main Street and city of Paducah.

Click here for the full real estate workshop schedule. To register or for more about other sessions, visit or see Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 17.

Also on the agenda:

“Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP)” training, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 24, featuring speakers representing the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. The cost is $40.

Free events geared to the public will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 25, at Maiden Alley Cinema and River Discovery Center. Topics will include how to become more engaged as an advocate for historic resources through a better understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; a keynote session with city leaders focusing on LowerTown Arts District and Fountain Avenue neighborhood revitalization, and recommendations from a recent workshop with “Walkable City” author Jeff Speck; and a building design demonstration with “Mr. Muddle” followed by guided downtown walking tour.

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An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of archaeological resources and historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens. This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, heritage tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life.

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Last Updated 10/10/2014