HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONSULTING
Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.
Nancy Recchie & Jeff Darbee
Benjamin D. Rickey & Co. provides historic preservation consulting services to architects, real estate developers, and communities. With backgrounds in history, American studies, and architectural history and over 40 years of experience each, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.’s principals are well-versed in the broad range and rich history of American architectural and community design. They use their skills to help clients maximize the potential of historic resources and gain access to historic preservation tax credits, always seeking the best balance between old and new.
• Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places
• Community Preservation & Revitalization Planning
• Design Assistance for Architects & Engineers
• Heritage Area Development & Heritage Tourism
• Historic Preservation Tax Credits
We have completed over 150 successful National Register nominations, including individual properties, historic districts, and multiple property documentation.
• Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area
We worked with the Ohio Arts Council to establish Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area program, which covers a 31 county area in the state’s Appalachian region. Beginning as a program of the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area has become a private non-profit organization and has been recognized by the State of Ohio as an official heritage area.
• Underground Railroad in Ohio’s Hill Country
We worked with ten communities in Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area to develop strategies to jointly promote and develop their Underground Railroad stories and encourage tourism.
• Little Cities of Black Diamonds
We worked with former coal-mining communities in the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region (also located in Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area) to develop a plan for interpretive sites for visitors and strategies to encouraging tourism in the area.
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
Ohio Judicial Center, Columbus
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus
Ohio Stadium, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Mack Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Cleveland Union Terminal (Terminal Tower), Cleveland
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus
Old Post Office, Capitol Square, Columbus
Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland
Reese-Peters House, Lancaster
Harrison County Courthouse
South High School, Columbus
Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus
We submitted our first historic preservation tax credit application six days after the federal law took effect on January 1, 1982. Since then we have prepared well over 100 successful applications for a wide variety of for-profit and non-profit clients. Applications included both federal and state historic tax credits. We have personally completed two historic tax credit projects in Columbus and Granville, Ohio.
Benjamin D. Rickey & Co. principals have authored a number of publications on subjects including architecture, historic preservation and local and state history. To preview or purchase, visit the links below or contact us.
AIA Guide to Columbus
Ohio: The Buckeye State
Cincinnati Parks and Parkways (add link)
Delaware and Delaware County, Ohio (add link)
Little Cities of Black Diamonds
Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads (add link)
Checklist for Change
Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Columbus
Columbus Union Station