Historic Preservation Matching Grants Awarded in Rhode Island

Posted August 26th, 2015 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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Jamestown windmill 2The 1772 Foundation, in consultation with Youngken Associates, has awarded 14 matching grants totaling $150,000 to nonprofit organizations maintaining historic sites in Rhode Island. Grants are for exterior painting; fire detection and/or security systems; roof, porch, and window repair/restoration; sill and foundation repair/replacement; structural repair, and chimney repointing. Grants also were awarded in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Among the Rhode Island grantees is the Jamestown Historical Society, owner of the iconic Jamestown Windmill, built in 1787. The windmill, on its original site, and the surrounding farms are visible from Newport’s Claiborne Pell Bridge. Although no corn has been ground recently, all parts of the windmill are in working order. Dedicated volunteers have maintained the Jamestown Windmill for over 100 years.

GranteeSite Award
Bristol Historical & Preservation SocietySociety's building$15,000
Coggeshall Farm Museum (Bristol)Farmhouse and cheese house$3,250
Friends of Hearthside (Lincoln)Hearthside House Museum$7,000
Historic New England (Johnston)Clemence-Irons House$10,000
Jamestown Historical SocietyWindmill$5,000
Linden Place (Bristol)Linden Place House Museum$13,500
Little Compton Historical SocietyWilbor House Property$6,250
Newport Restoration SocietyWilliam Vernon House$10,000
Old Slater Mill Association (Pawtucket)Slater Mill$15,000
One Bay Street Center (Westerly)Lamphear Livery Stable$15,000
The Preservation Society of Newport CountyKingscote$15,000
Providence Performing Arts CenterTheatre$10,000
Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation (Newport)Fort Hamilton Barracks$15,000
The Steel Yard (Providence)The Steel Yard$10,000