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.
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
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