Davidson has 25 historic landmarks, the Lingle Hut (right) for example, throughout town. The owner of a designated historic landmark can apply for an automatic deferral of 30-50% of the ad valorem taxes on the structure.
The Town of Davidson continues to explore the expansion of its local historic district, with a goal of preserving and protecting more historically significant structures. The current local historic district includes the two to three blocks that comprise downtown and parts of the historic college campus. While a large portion of "old" Davidson is located within a National Register District, it is the smaller local historic district which contains the legal provisions to protect historic properties and guide historically sensitive repairs and construction within its boundaries.
To learn more, go to www.townofdavidson.org/historicdistrict. If you're interested specifically in the Historic Preservation Commission, click here. You can also reach out to Lindsay Laird, staff planner and commission liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.