Historic District

Over 100 buildings in downtown Jamestown were added to the National Register of Historic Places through the creation of the Downtown Jamestown Historic District in 2014.

The JRC prepared the nomination documents for the district and now works closely with property owners and prospective investors to realize the benefits of listing a building on the National Register. These benefits include:

  • 20% federal income tax credit for the substantial rehabilitation of historic, income producing properties
  • 20% state income tax credit to be used in tandem with federal tax credits

Downtown Historic District MapThese federal and state tax credit programs have played a significant role in making renovation projects happen in historic downtowns across the country by making the projects financially feasible. For more information on the downtown Jamestown district (including contributing properties and potential resources available) contact the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation by calling (716) 664-2477 or notify us through our contact us page. For more information on districts and resources available to owners of historic properties, visit New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).