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More Than $1M In Grants Awarded To Kansas Historic Sites

The Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review has approved more than $1 million in grants that will help preserve houses, churches and other projects across the state.

The Heritage Trust Fund grants provide matching funds up to $90,000 to preserve or restore historic properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The board awarded just over $1.3 million for 22 projects in Kansas.

Credit Kansas Historical Society
The McAdams-Fultz House in 1989 at its original location at 911 N. Topeka Ave.

The McAdams-Fultz House in Wichita's Midtown Neighborhood will receive $90,000 for restoration. The 1887 Queen Anne-style house was moved from Topeka Street to the Park Place Fairview district in 2001.

The Derby Historical Museum was awarded just over $8,000 for a new roof and masonry repair to the red brick. The former Derby Public School building was built in 1923 and purchased by the museum in 2014.

Viets, a one-time department store built in the early 1900s in downtown Augusta, will receive $90,000 for restoration.

Here is the full list of historic sites receiving grant money:

Allen Family Home, Atchison County: $53,921

Fulton High/Grade School, Bourbon County: $23,280

Viets Block, Butler County: $90,000

Girl Scout Little House, Clark County: $7,680

Hotel Stilwell, Crawford County: $21,307

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Crawford County: $90,000

White Cloud School, Doniphan County: $8,928

I.O. Pickering House, Johnson County: $90,000

Little Stranger Church/Cemetery, Leavenworth County: $66,404

Evangelical Lutheran School, Lincoln County: $4,320

Emporia Granada Theatre, Lyon County: $53,810

Lowther Junior High, Lyon County: $90,000

William Mills House, Miami County: $80,640

Seneca Masonic Temple, Nemaha County: $88,960

Banner Hereford Farm, Osage County: $90,000

Calvinistic Methodist Church/Arvonia School, Osage County: $62,448

Wells P. Bailey House, Osage County: $42,240

Derby Historical Museum, Sedgwick County: $8,352

McAdams-Fultz House, Sedgwick County: $90,000

Horace Lyons House, Shawnee County: $90,000

St. Joseph’s German Catholic Church, Shawnee County: $90,000

Fire Station No. 9, Wyandotte County: $90,000


Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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