Riverton Historic Preservation Commission Receives Grant from State to Boost Efforts

Historic PreservationThe Riverton City Historic Preservation Commission has been awarded a $4,250 grant from the Utah State Historic Preservation Office. The commission, recently reconstituted to conduct historic preservation efforts in the community, plans to use the bulk of the money to compile the documentation needed to submit nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

“As the commission began researching historic sites in Riverton, we realized we could use some help,” said Andy Pierucci, chair of the commission. “The grant provides us with the resources to hire a professional historic preservation consultant who will assist us with the complex process of submitting a multi-site nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.”

The only site in Riverton currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Riverton City Hall. As Pierucci noted, the commission will hire a professional historic preservation consultant to help the group with the process of nominating other sites for consideration for this national historic designation. Many benefits come from sites that are listed on the register, including eligibility for investment tax credits and charitable contribution tax deductions.

“This grant will undoubtedly help the commission in its effort to preserve our history,” said Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs. “It would be great for our city to have additional listings on the national historic places register, so I look forward to seeing what comes from these great efforts.”

The Riverton City Historic Preservation Commission’s primary goal is to identify, preserve, protect and enhance historic buildings, sites and monuments that are deemed to be historically significant.

Published April 9, 2018

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