The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) is accepting proposals from qualified structural engineers to evaluate the historic Logan House located in the Beverly National Historic District at 831 Main St, Beverly, WV 26253, and provide an appropriate plan for rehabilitation. The Logan House suffered from a fire approximately 20 years ago and has been mothballed since.
This project is funded in part by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s Saving Historic Places Grant in partnership with the Paul Bruhn Rural Revitalization Grant provided through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. As such, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties must be followed.
The structural engineer shall demonstrate historic expertise and identify three successful historic projects completed within the past five years.
Scope of Services:
Constructed ca. 1860, the two-story building has plaster and lath covering the walls and ceiling. The fire seemed localized to the upstairs roofing area. While a newer roof has been installed on this building, it is showing signs of age and some water infiltration is damaging the building. The structural engineer is tasked with evaluating the structural stability of the existing framing, suggesting repairs or replacement to structural members.
1. Electronic report with photo explanation that
a. Evaluates the structural stability of the existing framing,
b. Suggests repairs or replacement of structural members, and
2.Engineering drawings for the Logan House roof repair/replacement.
Please provide a fee proposal for the project and include an hourly rate should additional work be proposed.
Please provide at least three examples of historic projects (completed or on-going) completed in the past five years as well as three references and contact information.
PAWV will review the proposals and will consider (but not limited to) the following factors:
The selected consultant will be required to execute a standard contract with PAWV and work may begin immediately after the contract is signed.
Up to one week prior to the submission deadline, you may submit specific questions about the project by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission is Monday, November 28, 2022 at 4pm. Submissions must be emailed to Danielle (LaPresta) Parker at email@example.com.
The Request for Proposal does not commit PAWV to engaging a consultant, issuing a contract or paying any costs incurred in preparation of the proposals. PAWV reserves the right to cancel this proposal in whole or in part, reject any and all proposals or to accept proposals it considers most favorable. PAWV also reserves the right to reject all proposals, seek new proposals when it is determined to be in the best interest of PAWV and to waive minor administrative oversights. This Request for Proposal covers the work described herein and does not commit PAWV to any work beyond what is described.
The consultant will be reimbursed for services rendered up to the contract amount. All changes in scope must be pre-approved by the PAWV. Consultants will not be reimbursed for travel expenses, or any costs incurred in preparation of this proposal. The consultant will be paid in increments based on satisfactory completion of specific stages of the project. The balance will be paid after approval of the work by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.
No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied any benefits or otherwise discriminated against in connection with the award and performance of any contract on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military and veteran status of any person or any other non-merit factor unrelated to job duties and protected by law.
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. (AHI) is requesting proposals from qualified contractors to provide services to rehabilitate three historic school buildings located on Eby School Rd, Arthurdale, WV 26520. The buildings are the High School, the Cafeteria Building, and the Elementary School located in the Arthurdale National Historic District in Preston County, West Virginia.
An optional pre-bid informational meeting will be held at the project site on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 5:00pm.
Interested contractors must submit a proposal by 3:00pm on Monday, October 24, 2022 to Darlene Bolyard, Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.’s executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded in part by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s Saving Historic Places Grant in partnership with the Paul Bruhn Rural Revitalization Grant provided through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. As such, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties must be followed.
Pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (54 USC 306108), all projects must complete the consultation process stipulated in the regulations issued by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in 36 CFR 800 prior to the commencement of this project and any related ground disturbance on the property.
The project will include the following scope of services:
A. High School
B. Cafeteria Building
C. Elementary School
Contractors must follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and are responsible for any permits. Contractor is also responsible for all tools, labor, materials, equipment, supervision and associated items related to the rehabilitation of the Arthurdale schools.
*Note – Unanticipated Discovery Protocols: At a minimum, unanticipated discovery protocols shall require the contractor to immediately stop construction in the vicinity of the affected historic resource and take reasonable measures to avoid and minimize harm to the resources until the SHPO, PAWV, Tribal officials and/or THPOs, as appropriate, have determined a suitable course of action within 15 calendar days. With the express permission of the SHPO and/or THPO, the contractor may perform additional measures to secure the jobsite if PAWV, AHI, or the contractor determines that unfinished work in the vicinity of the affected historic property would cause safety or security concerns.
Contractors must meet the following qualifications:
The goal of the project is to prevent water infiltration into the buildings by re-grading the landscape, providing function back into the gutters and downspouts and removing foliage and overgrowth.
Contractor selection will be based on experience, proven ability to complete a project and cost. Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. and PAWV reserve the right to reject any and all bids.
Contractors will be reimbursed for services rendered up to the contract amount and must allow approximately 4-6 weeks for payment of invoices. All changes in scope must be pre-approved by AHI ad PAWV. Contractors will not be reimbursed for travel expenses. The contractor will be paid in increments based on satisfactory completion of specific stages of the project. The balance will be paid after approval of the work by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the National Park Service.
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Hello everyone! My name is Jamie Billman and I am so pleased to be joining as PAWV’s newest Preservation Manager! I am originally from Pennsylvania, but I have been living in West Virginia since 2018 and I have really fallen in love with the state and its history. I served two years with PAWV's AmeriCorps program at the Old Hemlock site and most recently with the Weston Historic Landmarks Commission, both of which were immensely influential on me. I am a recent graduate from WVU’s public history program and I am so excited to continue my career in historic preservation with PAWV!
In the past I have specialized in oral history projects and the preservation of African American history and historic sites. Most recently I was able to continue working to that goal by documenting the historically Black section of the Weston Old Hill / Arnold Cemetery using ground penetrating radar and also completing an accompanying oral history project on African American education and the Weston Colored School which was funded by a WV Humanities Council mini grant.
I have been able to attend several hands-on preservation workshops during my time with AmeriCorps and I am so excited to be able to help continue to bring that knowledge to future AmeriCorps members. One particularly special moment for me was to meet and work with Bob Yapp of “About Your House” fame, who came to Weston to work with PAWV and the Weston HLC on the masonry restoration of a small two room brick office building in the historic downtown.
Preserving West Virginia’s historic resources is a passion of mine and I am forever grateful to be given the opportunity to work the Preservation Alliance - a nonprofit that specializes in just that.
PAWV is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Danielle Parker, has received a 2022 WVU Eberly College Rising Star Alumni Award! This recognition program honors Eberly College alumni who graduated within the last 10 years and who show great promise in their careers. An awardee’s professional contributions mirror the values of WVU and the Eberly College, including leadership, innovation and dedication.
Shortly after graduating from the Eberly College in 2011, Danielle began serving as director of the Preservation Alliance and has accomplished some important milestones in the years since. Under her leadership, the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program was started in 2013 and has deployed over 193 AmeriCorps service members across 176 sites in West Virginia to support sites that attract heritage tourism to the state.
Over the years, Danielle has prioritized advocacy efforts to increase the State Historic Tax Credit. These efforts paid off in 2017 when the HTC was increased to 25%, and again in 2021 when this increase was made permanent, making preservation a more attractive option for West Virginia homeowners and investors.
One of Danielle’s biggest accomplishments in the past year was securing a $550,000 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant administered by the National Park Service. This grant will allow PAWV to expand its Saving Historic Places Grant program, which works to save historical buildings by funding stabilization work and jump-starting preservation projects by providing pre-development funds.
Danielle has worked tirelessly both behind the scenes and in the spotlight during webinars, workshops, and site visits, and we, PAWV staff, Members of the Board of Directors, and Preserve WV AmeriCorps members are proud of and grateful for her dedication to preservation in the Mountain State. Congratulations on your award!
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) is seeking a Preservation Manager willing to travel the entire state of West Virginia to assist with the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program and develop team-based, hands-on historic trades training opportunities.
Who are we?
Formed in 1982, PAWV is the grassroots, statewide nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation in the Mountain State. PAWV and its members work to preserve West Virginia’s unique cultural heritage for current and future generations. PAWV maintains its mission through a variety of services, including advocacy and education, as well as through its Saving Historic Places Grants, microloan fund, and the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program.
Preserve WV AmeriCorps is PAWV’s statewide, national service initiative where AmeriCorps members support grassroots efforts to help main streets thrive, help communities develop cultural heritage tourism, and preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. The program currently involves 23 AmeriCorps members in a combination of full-time and half-time slots that are assigned to nonprofit organizations and government agencies with history-based missions or services.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking a full-time Preservation Manager with a positive mindset who enjoys helping people and can fulfill the duties the organization needs while exemplifying competence, communication, integrity, and responsibility. Commitment to our non-profit mission and ability to travel the entire state of West Virginia are important. The Preservation Manager will work very closely with the executive director but with considerable independence, self-direction, and accountability.
An office at the PAWV Headquarters in Elkins will be provided. As a statewide organization, we will consider a remote home office in a different part of West Virginia for the right applicant. This position will require statewide and overnight travel for the Preservation Manager to be on-site for hands-on projects and other duties.
Preservation Manager Duties
The Preservation Manager will focus primarily on the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program and work closely with the executive director to ensure its smooth operation. The Preservation Manager will have some administrative responsibilities and will also be responsible for hands-on historic preservation project development and coordination.
PRESERVE WV AMERICORPS:
OTHER PAWV TASKS:
Required for this position:
Helpful experience for this position:
Compensation/Benefits: Compensation is $33,000/year, two weeks paid vacation each year and federal holidays are included. FICA and Workers Compensation Insurance is paid by PAWV. Mileage and travel reimbursement will be provided at the U.S. General Service Administration’s approved rates.
Timeline: We expect to start interviewing in July and will accept applications until the position is filled. The goal is for this position to start by late August prior to the start of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps service year.
To apply: If you are interested in this staff position, please email a resume, along with a cover letter that indicates why you are interested and your availability situation to email@example.com.
Contact: Executive Director - Danielle (LaPresta) Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-642-0693
This job is supported by a three-year AmeriCorps grant (2022 – 2025) for Preserve WV AmeriCorps and is contingent upon renewal of grant funding annually.
Last week, the West Virginia Legislature passed legislation that improves the 25% State Historic Tax Credit (HTC) in West Virginia, and it is now on its way to the Governor's desk.
House Bill 4568 (known as Phased Rehabilitations of Certified Historic Structures) achieves multiple goals such as:
If signed into law by Governor Justice, this legislation will become effective on July 1, 2022. What this means for West Virginia is that completing HTC projects just got a little simpler. The three-part application for the state and federal HTCs (which when combined total 45%) will be a more fluid process when working with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service because the agencies will now follow the same procedural rules, thus minimizing paperwork requirements. Equally as important, removing the limitations on allocations and guarantees of historic tax credits will make it more secure and improve investor confidence when undertaking both larger and smaller projects.
This is a major win for West Virginia! These provisions increase the Mountain State’s attractiveness from industry-based development firms that specialize in HTC-backed projects, in addition to making the program more user-friendly for individuals wanting to undertake smaller projects. Neighboring states have more restrictive programs, making West Virginia a very investor-friendly state for HTC projects in the mid-Atlantic region. For instance, Maryland has a 20% state HTC that is capped at $3 million per project with a $9 million annual cumulative cap per fiscal year. Pennsylvania and Ohio both have a 25% state HTC, but they have $5 million annual cumulative cap per fiscal year.
HB 4568 was sponsored by Delegates Jason Barrett (R-61), Eric Householder (R-64), Erikka Storch (R-03), Vernon Criss (R-10), Paul Espinosa (R-66), Daniel Linville (R-16), Joe Ellington (R-27), Ruth Rowan (R-57), Clay Riley (R-48), Dianna Graves (R-38), and John Hardy (R-63). The Alliance appreciates their support and would also like to thank the leadership and policy expertise provided by the Abandoned Properties Coalition and their long-term dedication to seeing West Virginia’s state historic tax credit improved.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is the statewide, grassroots nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation. The Alliance has been working as a member of the Abandoned Properties Coalition since 2016 to improve the state HTC to include the provisions outlined in HB 4568.
For inquiries regarding usage of the West Virginia commercial HTC, contact the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office’s Tax Credit Coordinator, Meredith Dreistadt at email@example.com.
Read the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia's 2021 Annual Report. Check out the .pdf or scroll down to see the report in images.
West Virginians are invited to celebrate their historic preservation success stories through the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s new West Virginia Preservation Spotlight series.
Submitting a Preservation Spotlight story helps shine a light on the small preservation successes that can add up to significant positive change in a community. Whether it’s a homeowner restoring a historic feature of their house or a business moving into a building on historic Main Street, PAWV wants to hear about preservation “wins” both big and small.
Spotlight stories should involve a West Virginia property listed on the National Register of Historic Places or as a contributing structure to a National Historic District. If you believe your story is relevant despite not meeting this specification (perhaps an event or advocacy success), please email to check with a member of our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted Preservation Spotlight stories may be featured on PAWV’s website and social media channels to celebrate the positive steps everyday West Virginians are making towards historic preservation in their communities. PAWV is accepting submissions through a Google form here.
A Word document submission form is available for download below.
The BRAMWELL FOUNDATION, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is currently soliciting quotations for the completion of THE PENCE HOTEL STABILIZATION PROJECT grant funded by the PRESERVATION ALLIANCE OF WEST VIRGINIA. This is a historic building project that must follow the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. The Pence Hotel was built around 1911 and is located on Main Street, Bramwell, WV.
SCOPE OF WORK NEEDED
STAGE 1: WORK TO BE COMPLETED
1. Conduct a mortar test to determine the composition of the historic mortar and to ensure a close match. Submit a photograph of the sample and historic mortars to the grantor, the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia for approval. Do a test area to ensure the color matches once it dries.
2. Secure and relay loose bricks located above (4) brick arched windows.
3. On the west and south exterior walls, remove and replace all loose brick with brick matching the original as closely as possible
4. Hand rake the existing masonry joints to clean out the remaining mortar and any false work. Re-point all exterior masonry joins, replacing all loose or missing mortar with the approved mortar sample.
STAGE 1: APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Secure the area to protect persons & property from any falling debris below the work area(s). Remove any loose brick. Prep work area. Relay of brick in arched pattern consistent with original building structure. Cleanup of areas relating to that project.
2. Either scaffolding or a custom-built workbox to be erected.
STAGE 2: WORK TO BE COMPLETED
1. Secure all orifices exposed to outside elements (36 window openings/ 7 doors).
2. Cover window and door openings with appropriate heavy gage plastic to seal from weather.
STAGE 2: APPLICATION PROCESSES
1. Attach plastic firmly to current window frames or install temporary framing where necessary.
The contractor hired must meet the following qualifications:
1. Have performed similar work in the past or be able to prove ability to do work that meets the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.
2. Submit 2 project summaries with references and contact information.
3. Proof of general liability insurance and contractor’s license.
4. Ability to complete PENCE HOTEL STABILIZATION PROJECT by DECEMBER 31, 2022.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST:
Companies or individuals interested in submitting a bid or quote on the project should submit a detail of costs, project summaries, references, proof of general liability insurance, and a copy of their contractor’s license to the BRAMWELL FOUNDATION, PO BOX 193, BRAMWELL WV 24715.
Bids/quotes are due by 12 pm on Saturday, Saturday March 5, 2022.
THE BRAMWELL FOUNDATION and the grantor, the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, will review all proposals and select a contractor for the project based on:
1. Experience with similar types of projects,
2. Proven ability to complete a project in a timely manner, and
3. Competitive cost to complete the project. A selection will be made within two weeks and a contract will be worked out immediately with the company.
One third (1/3) of the contract amount will be paid the day the work begins, and the remaining two thirds (2/3) will be paid upon satisfactory completion of the project.
Further questions regarding the project or for an appointment to access the building contact John Houston 304-248-7382.
ELKINS W.Va. – The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia announces it has joined West Virginia BusinessLink as a Resource Partner available to the state’s small businesses. West Virginia BusinessLink assembles an array of resources in one online destination.
“We welcome all Resource Partners to West Virginia BusinessLink,” said Secretary Mitch Carmichael, West Virginia Department of Economic Development. “Our goal is for West Virginia to be competitive as a great place for businesses to locate, start and grow successful. Providing support through resources such as West Virginia BusinessLink and every great Resource Partner helps make that possible.”
PAWV services all types of historic building projects and assists all types of building owners such as residential homeowners, commercial developers, and public agencies. PAWV's services include technical assistance and guidance in areas of financing, fundraising, obtaining estimates/bids, and historic preservation in general. PAWV also offers a short-term microloan with a fixed interest rate and competitive grant funding to help bridge the gap in redevelopment projects involving historic buildings.
To utilize BusinessLink, West Virginia’s business owners and entrepreneurs can visit wvbusinesslink.com, use the “Connect to Resources” box to find resources in a specific area, explore upcoming training and networking events in the calendar, and find supportive information in the “STARTUP, “GROWTH” and “FUNDING” tabs.
In the “Connect to Resources” box, website visitors can answer questions about their company and what they need. BusinessLink analyzes the replies, scours the database of Resource Partners, calculates the best matches and responds to the business owner with referrals. The process of searching for resources and providers becomes faster and more effective.
BusinessLink is free to use and available 24/7. One-on-one appointments to discuss business needs can also be requested by calling 888-982-7232.
Services available from BusinessLink Resource Partners include the following:
“West Virginia BusinessLink makes it easy to find all the resources a small business owner needs. It connects them with the right resources at the right time,” said Director Debra Martin, WV Small Business Development Center. “Until now, it was difficult and time consuming to determine what agencies and organizations are available to help small business owners and entrepreneurs. We hope BusinessLink resolves this issue and helps position these individuals and their businesses for long term success.”
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