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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented $623,495 in development grant funds for 12 projects involving the restoration, rehabilitation or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places at noon Thursday, July 26. The grant presentation took place at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History administers the development grant program.

Applications were accepted through March 31, 2012, and the SHPO made recommendations to the Archives and History Commission, which made the final grant determinations. Funding for the grants program comes from the appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature. A complete list of recipients is attached. High resolution photographs are available at http://www.wvculture.org/agency/images/hpchecks/index.html

For more information about the historic preservation development grants or a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org/shpo/forms.html, or contact Pam Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720 or email her at [email protected].

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Historic Preservation Development Grant Recipients for 2012

Brooke County

Bethany College, $2,860 to replace the roof on Stranger’s Hall porch and Main House porch of the Alexander Campbell Mansion, Bethany.

Greenbrier County

Carnegie Hall, Inc., $44,000 to repair the masonry at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg.

Greenbrier County Commission, $40,000 to repair the cupola at the Greenbrier County Courthouse, Lewisburg.

Harrison County

Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, $138,975 to replace the roof of Waldomore, the elegant antebellum house that is one of Clarksburg’s historic resources and part of the library’s complex.

Kanawha County

Maple Terrace Condominium Association, $34,384 to repair fascia, gutters and soffits of Maple Terrace, Charleston.

West Virginia Humanities Council, $24,376 to repair the windows of the McFarland-Hubbard House, Charleston.

Marion County

Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority, $65,865 to replace the roof and repair windows at 401 Monroe St., Fairmont.

Pisgah Holdings, LLC, $44,416 to repair the masonry, gutters, downspouts and windows of the Spadafore Building, Fairmont.

Woman’s Club of Fairmont, $18,712 to repair and replace rotten wood, repair declamation of stucco and install new pebble-dashed veneer on the back wall of the Thomas Fleming House, Fairmont.

Monroe County

Monroe County Commission, $30,097 to replace the roof of the Monroe County Courthouse, Union.

Summers County

Wilma Angotti, $99,810 to repair the windows and roof of the Big Four Drugstore Building, Hinton.

Summers County Commission, $80,000 to repair damaged bricks and repoint deteriorated mortar at the Summers County Courthouse, Hinton.

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