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Preservation Grant Fund deadline

Applications are now available for our next round of funding. Launched in September, 2012, The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund program offers funds for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. The program was initially funded through a bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Libby was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures.CanalSt_Lyons__image

The Preservation Grant Fund provides initial “start-up” funding to assist in saving historic resources. The grant will not pay for any “bricks and mortar” work. Only pre-construction services are eligible for funding. Specific use of funds is flexible. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • code compliance studies
  • construction estimates
  • visual project renderings
  • measured drawings
  • cost comparisons

CAMP-2015grantRecent grant recipients have included a $2,500 grant to the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP), a local citizen group formed to stop plans to demolish The Cattaraugus County Memorial & Historical Building in Little Valley, NY to fund a preliminary preservation plan; and a $1500 grant to the Lyons Main Street Program (LMSP) to produce a feasibility study and architectural services for a downtown commercial building.

The amount of each request may not exceed $3,500. It is anticipated that the average gift will be approximately $2,500.

Contact Caitlin Meives to discuss your project and obtain an application. Applications will be due Friday, July 10th, 2015.

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  1. Genesee Baptist Church on Brooks Ave is one of the oldest churches in Rochester. We need to put an elevator in the church for the use of our seniors, but have been told that the best route to funding in through becoming listed as a historical building or a land mark building. Do you have people who could work with us on a preliminary assessment and tell us where we might look for funds. The church was built in the mid 1800s to “tame” the barge workers on the canal by saving their souls. The church has and addition which I believe is historically correct, but the earlier sanctuary remains in tact. Would appreciate any info you can give me.

    RScott

  2. I live in the Village of Andover, NY and we have a seriously deteriorated Main Street. Currently there are seven empty buildings or store fronts and a former hardware building on a side street. Local philanthropists are offering space in that building for our Historical Society, but it will require extensive renovation and it may not be feasible for the Society for financial reasons. I was pleased to learn of your fairly new Preservation Grant program, and we may consider applying at some time in the future. In closing, I wonder if you know about the issue with the former Presbyterian Church in the 19th Ward. That was our family church and I heard something about the controversy the other day on WXXI. There was mention of the Landmark Society and the City of Rochester opposing planned development. .

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