CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented State Historic Preservation Office grants including a second round of development grant funds for nine projects totaling $228,479, as well as survey and planning grant funds for eight projects totaling an additional $107,600.
"As we begin to commemorate our 150th anniversary of statehood, we are reminded of the importance our historic places," Gov. Tomblin said. "Each project awarded today aims to keep our history alive for future generations and I'm pleased to be able to offer this support."
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History administers the development grant program, as well as the survey and planning grant program. The development grant funds are for projects involving the restoration; rehabilitation; or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The survey and planning grants are for projects involving architectural and archaeological surveys; preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations; heritage education programs relating to preservation activities; pre-development activities; and comprehensive planning documents.
The SHPO made recommendations to the Archives and History Commission, which made the final grant determinations. Funding for the development grants come from the appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature. Survey and planning grant funds are appropriated by the U.S. Congress for preservation efforts through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund. Recipients include:
Historic Preservation Second Round of Development Grant Recipients for 2013
Marshall County Historical Society
To replace the electrical system in the Cockayne Farmstead in Moundsville, W.Va.
Near Earth Object Foundation
To assist with repair/replacement of trusses and roof on the Historic Second Presbyterian Church in Wheeling, W.Va.
To assist with roof repair and painting of gutters, soffits, downspouts and window trim on Station Place in Charleston, W.Va.
To assist with roof replacement, repair of parapet walls and repair of tile coping on 713 Lee Street in Charleston, W.Va.
To assist with replacing roof on P.J. Berry's Restaurant in Sutton, W.Va.
Wheeling-Ohio County Convention & Visitors Bureau
To assist with the window repair on the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, W.Va.
Fayette County Board of Education
To assist with replacing the roof on the Fayetteville Elementary in Fayetteville, W.Va.
Kristoffy Real Estate, LLC
To assist with repair to bay windows on The Cornelia in Wheeling W.Va.
To assist with replacing windows and two exterior fire exit doors on 205 Fairmont Avenue in Fairmont, W.Va.
Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grant Recipients for 2013
Greenbrier County Historic Landmark Commission
To conduct Phase IV of the Greenbrier County Architectural Survey.
City of Charleston/Charleston Historic Landmark Commission
To conduct an intensive-level architectural and history survey of areas in Charleston known as East End North.
Greenbrier Historic Landmark Commission
To prepare a predevelopment document for the Blue Sulphur Spring House.
Fairmont Historic Preservation Review Commission
To prepare design review guidelines for the downtown Fairmont historic district.
City of Weirton
To prepare a report on the financial feasibility of restoring and operating the Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool.
Ronceverte Historic Landmark Commission
To prepare an engineering study and assessment on the structural integrity of the Shanklin Grand Theater.
Hampshire County Commission
To prepare National Register nominations for four potential projects.
To update and publish 12,000 copies of the Old Malden Walking Tour brochure.
For more information about the historic preservation development or survey and planning grants or a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, visit the Division's website at www.wvculture.org/shpo
, or contact Pam Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Shuler Goodwin