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$290,000 awarded to Maine historic preservation projects

STATE — The preservation of 22 historic buildings across the state will continue with more than $290,000 in grants from the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF).

The Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Grant Program awarded the projects a total of $290,438. A donor with an Advised Fund at MaineCF provided an additional grant of $2,500.

Projects include repairs to the Holden Town Meeting House and the First Congregational Church of East Machias, which was on Maine Preservation’s 2021 list of endangered buildings. Energy efficiency improvements will be made to the Foss Mansion in Auburn, seat of the Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County.

For a complete list of preservation project grants, visit www.mainecf.org/recentgrants. The Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Grant Program invests in the preservation, restoration, and renovation of historic buildings in Maine. Grants from this fund focus on capital investments in historic buildings that serve as civic, cultural or economic centers for communities.

The Maine Community Foundation brings people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise, and sound investments. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

  • Poland Spring Preservation Society, for critical slate roof and copper flashing repairs
    chapel system: $10,968
  • City of Greenwood, for an energy audit and roof replacement at Greenwood City Hall:
    $15,000

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