By December, the statue was reconstructed 44 miles west in Brandenburg. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong says he has been arrested on suspicion of participating in an unauthorized assembly last October. "Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened.… We can all agree yesterday went too far,” he said. While the National Park Service provides technical preservation advice, this will be completed by the owner using tax incentives and tax credits they earn from the NHL. Private citizens or organizations get economic incentives, but there’s not much else the government provides to convince people to preserve their own NHLs. But to do that would be to slowly erase traces of our history. State or local regulations may require you to give notice to the appropriate agency or commission (most likely the local historic or conservation commission) of an intention to tear down the structure. Please consider subscribing today to support stories like this one. Before hiring a bulldozer to slam into your house and smash it into smithereens, consider hiring a consultant who can advise you whether it actually makes financial sense to tear down the house. But doing so is illegal in some states. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site. Why do people choose to register property? There are many steps to getting your property listed on the National Register, but to begin, here are three must-haves: 1. Here’s a timeline of events in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, whose killing by police inside her Kentucky home has encouraged a national reckoning on race. Sweden’s relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world’s attention, but the strategy’s effectiveness remains unclear. ‘Tsunami’ of hotel closures is coming, experts warn. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. All 2,500 undergrads at elite Swiss school ordered to quarantine. Although it can cost around $100,000 or more to move a house, transporting it to another location is a reasonable solution you might want to consider. Can I legally just tear it down and start over? Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Zoning and Permitting Issues for Home Improvements. Elizabeth Weintraub is a former homebuying writer for The Balance with more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including experience in title and escrow. Thank you. Your support makes our work possible. The property must be at least 50 years old. Other ordinances may require a homeowner to give notice of the intention to tear down a home in a historic district, even if it’s to replace it with something equally authentic. The National Register was created through the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is maintained by the National Park Service. The National Register, for instance, allows you to display a bronze plaque, and it facilitates communication with other historic property owners. She's eager to research its past and perhaps register it as a historic property. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia. Roy Cooper also spoke out against the incident but suggested on Monday he may be open to monument removal. Protesters took turns kicking the head. And apparently, that belief has never been true. It’s a list of local historic buildings in danger of being torn down, some because they are in blighted neighborhoods, some because they themselves are in terrible condition and some because their owners have foreclosed.