MDAH Awards CLG Grants for 2016

From the MDAH website:

CLG2016-interiorThe Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded grants totaling more than $74,000 to twelve preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state.

“We are delighted to be able to assist local communities through the CLG grant program,” said MDAH Historic Preservation division director Jim Woodrick. “These projects mean so much to the citizens of our Certified Local Government communities and go a long way toward promoting historic preservation at the local level.”

The 2016 CLG grants are as follows:

Aberdeen, $2,500, to design guidelines for Aberdeen local historic districts.

Aberdeen, $1,900, to complete a historic resources survey and a National Register district nomination for Mattubba Street from Commerce Street to Highway 45.

Biloxi, $1,750, to complete a historic resources survey of approximately twenty-two African American historic resources in East Biloxi.

Biloxi, $3,500, to develop a comprehensive professional assessment of Biloxi’s Saenger Theatre to identify and plan a multi-phased exterior and interior rehabilitation with cost projections.

Booneville, $1,750, to complete a historic resources resurvey of approximately fifty-five structures originally surveyed, nominated, and placed on the National Register as the Downtown Booneville District in 1998.

Como, $10,000, to rehabilitate Como City Hall windows and doors to match original type and materials.

Jackson, $10,000, to rehabilitate windows at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.

Jackson, $7,789.84, to complete a historic resources survey and National Register nomination of the Mount Olive Cemetery and to restore the Jim Hill and Ida Revels Redmond statue in the cemetery.

Leland, $11,600, to purchase and install six historically accurate lamp posts for Leland Main Street as part of phase two of the Main Street Bridge rehabilitation project.

Natchez, $8,617.76, to rehabilitate the water-damaged c. 1926 Triangle Service Station for use as an African American history visitor center.

Starkville, $5,000, to complete a historic resources survey and National Register nomination for the mid-twentieth century residential neighborhood Oktibbeha Gardens.

Tupelo, $10,000, to rehabilitate the exterior of the Spain House, including removal of vinyl siding and repair of exterior wood.

The board awarded the grants at its regular quarterly meeting on April 29. Members of the board of trustees are Kane Ditto, president; E. Jackson Garner, vice president; Reuben V. Anderson, Jackson; Nancy Carpenter, Columbus; Valencia Hall, Natchez; Betsey Hamilton, New Albany; Web Heidelberg, Hattiesburg; Hilda Cope Povall, Cleveland; and Roland Weeks, Biloxi.

Categories: Biloxi, Booneville, Como, Grants, Jackson, Leland, MDAH, Natchez, Preservation Law/Local Commissions, Starkville, Tupelo


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