The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded more than $800,000 as part of its Historic Renovation Grant Program. The funds will be used to make various improvements to 17 historic properties in 10 communities throughout the state.
OCRA says the grants, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, will fund renovations, including roof replacement, window repair and replacement, masonry restoration, facade renovation and painting, among others. Funding for the HGRP was approved by the Indiana General Assembly earlier this year.
"Indiana is full of historic properties that are being utilized to enhance their community’s quality of life and economy," said Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb. "Over the years, a number of historic properties have not been properly maintained and the Historic Renovation Grant Program gives communities the resources to restore them and truly better downtown economic development."
The recipients include (Project, Location, Amount):
- Sherman House, Batesville – Ripley County, $100,000
- Lynn’s Pharmacy, Brazil – Clay County, $87,500
- JJ Bulleit Building, Corydon – Harrison County, $100,000
- Stonecipher Building, Corydon – Harrison County, $87,000
- O’Donnell Building, Evansville – Vanderburgh County, $39,087
- Siegel’s Department Store, Evansville – Vanderburgh County, $73,100
- 51 West Clinton Street, Frankfort – Clinton County, $16,338
- 58-62 West Washington Street, Frankfort – Clinton County, $16,061.50
- 6-8 South Main Street, Frankfort – Clinton County, $17,115
- McCleery Sporting Goods, Greenfield – Hancock County, $10,500
- McCleery Commercial Building, Greenfield – Hancock County, $18,795
- Thayer Building, Greenfield – Hancock County, $40,162
- Liberty Theater, Lawrenceburg – Dearborn County, $34,405
- Hubbard Building, Liberty – Union County, $35,750
- John Noyes Building, New Albany – Floyd County, $10,000
- Webb’s Family Pharmacy, Rochester – Fulton County, $25,000
- Rochester Masonic Lodge Building, Rochester – Fulton County, $100,000
You can learn more about the HRGP by clicking here.