Bullock Block wins preservation grant
VERMONT- The Preservation Trust of Vermont has announced the recipients of the Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants. A total of $625,000 has been awarded to seven community projects in Calais, Enosburg Falls, Guilford, Poultney, Readsboro, Rupert, and St. Johnsbury.
The grants range from $50,000 to $100,000 and will be used toward structural repairs, roof replacement, window restoration, and fire safety improvements. The Preservation Trust received 45 applications totaling over $3.5 million in requests. Historically, town centers and villages were at the center of community life. Today, the Preservation Trust of Vermont works with groups that are committed to continuing that tradition and are actively investing both time and money into restoring centrally located buildings such as granges, schools, downtown commercial buildings, churches, libraries, and more.
The recipients of the Bruhn Historic Revitalization subgrants include the Broad Brook Community Center in Guilford, Memorial Hall in North Calais, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill in Poultney, The Sheldon Store Project in Rupert, The Opera House at Enosburg Falls, New Avenue in St. Johnsbury, and the EJ Bullock Block in Readsboro.
The historic uses of each of these properties contributed greatly to community life in rural Vermont. The Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant program is a $7.5 million federal grant program created by Sen. Patrick Leahy aimed at supporting rural revitalization of historic properties of national, state, and local significance.
The Preservation Trust of Vermont is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to help communities save and use historic places.
More information can be found at www.ptvermont.org.