On Thursday evening, October 20, 2016, the Topeka Landmarks Commission and the Topeka Planning Department hosted the first ever
State of Kansas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Homeowner's Workshop. The workshop was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 1275 SW Boswell Avenue.
Five neighborhoods within Central Topeka participated in this workshop, including Potwin, College Hill, Holliday Park, Country Club Addition, and Collins Park. These neighborhoods were selected because of their existing status as National Historic Districts, or their stated desire to submit historic district nominations for their neighborhoods to the National Register of Historic Places.
Attendees at the workshop were assembled into small groups, matching property owners who were experienced with the State of Kansas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program with other property owners who had not engaged or utilized the program. The experienced users of the tax credit program provided guidance and useful information to other homeowners within their groups on the application process, and the financial incentives available through the Kansas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program.