Properties granted state preservation tax credits

Three residential properties in Tiffin’s historic Fort Ball district were awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits in the Ohio Development Services Agency’s latest funding round.

Monument Properties LLC received a nearly $250,000 credit for the renovation and restoration of 24 and 25 Adams St. and 149 Frost Parkway, a nearly $1.6 million project.

Monument Properties LLC Owner Andrew Kalnow said the credits are to allow for the proper restoration of the buildings’ original architecture.

The three residential buildings are located in Tiffin’s Fort Ball-Railroad Area Historic District. Their construction dates range from about 1856 to 1895. The building at 25 Adams St. is in Queen Anne-style and 24 Adams St. is in Italianate-style. After rehabilitation, the buildings are to be apartments and bed-and-breakfast suites. One building may house a small retail space. The project are to move forward contingent upon continued due diligence.

France Hall, a 1926 dormitory located on the campus of Heidelberg University, also received credits in the latest funding round.

Mayor Aaron Montz applauded the focus on preservation.

“We have many beautiful, historic buildings and homes in our community,” he said.

“These restoration projects are outstanding examples to other historic building owners looking to make improvements without sacrificing the elements that make these buildings unique.”