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Wisconsin Historic Tax Credits: What’s Next?

  • Welford Sanders Historic Lofts 2812 North 5th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States (map)

The Historic Building Reuse Series

9:00am - Opening and Networking

10:00am - WHTC program - past and present

12:00pm - Lunch and Building Tours

1:00pm - WHTC program - a vision of the future

3:00pm - Q & A and Networking

Free seminar, lunch provided


A mid-day panel discussion and workshop

Mike Jackson, former Illinois Deputy SHPO, IHPA.

Jonathan Beck, Alexander Company, Madison, WI.

William R. Cummings, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Josh Lederer, HTC Investor, Fallbrook Credit Finance.

James Draeger, Historian and Wisconsin SHPO


Join us for a mid-day panel discussion focused on the Wisconsin Historic Tax Credit program. Since the program’s elevation to 20% of Qualified Restoration Expenses (QRE’s) in 2014, Wisconsin has become a national leader in the economic, social, and job creation benefits of reusing existing historic buildings. These benefits have been felt throughout the state. Showing case study examples that maximize the economic benefits of state historic credits, the panel will examine the initial intentions of the program, how it has grown recently, and what to expect as we move forward.


The Historic Preservation Institute Lecture Series focuses on the challenges of retaining key historic buildings and districts in Milwaukee. This series is being offered as a educational tool for students and professionals. The HPI functions as a laboratory for studies into building documentation, historic research, re-use design proposals, and the economics of landmark retention. As with the fall HPI lectures for the past five years, the spring workshop examines the latest challenges facing design, construction and development teams. The mid-day workshop will include lunch and building tours.

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