Historic Neighborhood Status In Demand In Arizona

The perks of being deemed historic, such as huge property-tax breaks and increased property value attracts a burgeoning number of neighborhoods.
August 12, 2003, 6am PDT | Ambar Mukherjee
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"The upsurge, which preservationists say has just begun, is overwhelming the system and forcing officials to choose even more selectively what is worthy of going into the state's history books. At stake, some believe, could be a program that gives some owners of historic homes a property-tax break of up to 50 percent and a designation that immediately boosts property values."

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Published on Monday, August 11, 2003 in The Arizona Republic
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