Blog

Courthouse and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Monday, June 22, 2020

 

For Immediate Release – June 17, 2020

Courthouse and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants


LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announces the fiscal year 2021 Courthouse and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants.

“The work of preserving historic structures across Arkansas is a duty we take seriously at Arkansas Heritage,” said Jimmy Bryant, director of Heritage. “I admire and appreciate the work from the applicants, their committees and teams of experts, and our grant selection committee. Every year we not only look forward to awarding this money but seeing the progress photos and reports that come into our office. The real winners in all of this are the citizens of our state.”

The County Courthouse Restoration Grant is an annual grant that has been in existence since 1988. It is funded primarily by an annual grant to the AHPP by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) using Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) funds. The purpose of the County Courthouse Restoration Grant program is to encourage and promote the preservation and continued use of Arkansas’s historic courthouses by providing financial assistance for restoration, selected maintenance and accessibility projects.

This year, $1,671,349 in grant funding was given out to 16 worthy recipients who completed applications for consideration.

The courthouse recipients, the proposed projects and award amounts are:

  • Arkansas County, Stuttgart, ADA ramp installation, $61,664
  • Bradley County, Warren, clock tower roof/cupola restoration, $85,000
  • Carroll County, Berryville, condition assessment report, $13,750
  • Chicot County, Lake Village, water drainage system exploration, $22,150
  • Clay County, Piggott, roof replacement, $222,660
  • Conway County, Morrilton, replace entry doors, $67,318
  • Dallas County, Fordyce, cornice repair, $80,250
  • Franklin County, Ozark, masonry pointing and repairs (parapet courses), $175,000
  • Hot Spring County, Malvern, 100% repoint masonry, $222,900
  • Lee County, Marianna, roof replacement, $108,000
  • Miller County, Texarkana, roof - phase 2, $216,653
  • Ouachita County, Camden, clock tower restoration, $90,500
  • Poinsett County, Harrisburg, masonry cornice repairs, $70,686
  • Polk County, Mena, HVAC and steel window restoration, $142,310
  • Prairie County, DeValls Bluff, roof replacement and soffit repairs, $60,113
  • Woodruff County, Augusta, repair lobby floor over abandoned staircase, $32,395

The purpose of the Historic Preservation and Restoration Grant program is to encourage and promote preservation of Arkansas’s historic resources by providing financial assistance for restoration of historic properties. The program is financed through proceeds of the Real Estate Transfer Tax.

This year, $796,460 in grant funding was given out to 22 deserving applicants. The amount of funding fluctuates each year depending on the taxes collected.

The Historic Preservation and Restoration Grant recipients, the proposed projects and award amounts are:

  • Conway County, Morrilton, Big Cuppa, LLC, restore window - 205 Broadway, $8,950
  • Pulaski County, Little Rock, Pulaski, Jane E. Anderson, remove artificial siding and restore original siding - 404 Louise St, $10,000
  • Clark County, Arkadelphia, City of Arkadelphia, replace tile roof – depot, $70,700
  • Prairie County, Hazen, City of Hazen, masonry pointing, wood repair and painting - Rock Island Depot, $44,897
  • Polk County, Mena, City of Mena, ADA restroom - Mena Depot, $13,487
  • Drew County, Monticello, City of Monticello, capstone repair and masonry pointing - Monticello Post Office, $63,317
  • Mississippi County, Osceola, City of Osceola, fire damage repairs - Old Post Office/City Hall, $22,000
  • White County, Searcy, City of Searcy, replace roof - American Legion Hut #106, $60,000
  • Washington County, Springdale, City of Springdale, replace roof and repair soffits - Rabbits Foot Lodge, $62,238
  • Monroe County, Clarendon, Clarendon First United Methodist Church, roof and stained-glass window repairs, $19,998
  • Nevada County, Emmet, Emmet United Methodist Church, roof replacement, $37,775
  • Carroll County, Eureka Springs, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, repair chimneys, roof & windows, selective masonry pointing, $14,836
  • Baxter County, Galatia, Galatia Community Building Inc., roof replacement and siding repairs, $32,200
  • Ashley County, Hamburg, Hamburg First United Methodist Church, reset limestone capstones and masonry pointing, $27,178
  • Carroll County, Eureka Springs, Heart of Many Ways, replace roof - former First Church of Christ Scientist, $20,000
  • Newton County, Jasper, Newton County, replace roof - former Newton County Jail, $26,667
  • Crawford County, Winslow, Ozark Folkways, exterior repairs and restoration - Muxen Building, $17,575
  • Logan County, Paris, Paris First United Methodist Church, restore entrance steps and preservation plan, $57,455
  • Garland County, Hot Springs, People Helping Others Excel By Example (P.H.O.E.B.E.), continue masonry and replace low slope roof(s) - John L Webb House, $78,251
  • Sebastian County, Fort Smith, St. John's Episcopal Church, restore stained glass window, $42,644
  • Independence County, Batesville, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, roof repair, $58,240
  • Nevada County, Moscow, Nevada County Depot & Museum, monument restoration - Moscow Cemetery, $8,052

 

To learn more about the application process for AHPP awarded grants, visit http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Programs/Funding/grants-programs. For more information about Courthouse and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants, please contact Joia Burton, [email protected], 501-324-9880.

For more information and media inquiries please contact Melissa Whitfield, [email protected]


Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) is an agency of Arkansas Heritage. AHPP is responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.


###



Recent Posts


Tags

Downtown Revitalization Grants Pike County Courthouse Ozark Farming Morrilton Arkansas Mid-Century Modern Architecture Mosaic Templars Cultural Center historic Arkansas properties slipcover removal grants Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas free history tours Abolition of Slavery Huntsville Arkansas downtown revitalization Turner Restoration Miller County Freedmen's Bureau Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Arkansas Register of Historic Places most endangered historic places Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Free Lesson Plan Delta Cultural Center News Release Gothic Revival architecture Kiblah School historic telephone booth Mississippi Main Street Association Montgomery County Courthouse Phillips County Arkansas North Little Rock Arkansas Main Street Dumas historic architecture Arkansas Humanities Council Perry County Arkansas Henry Koen Office Building Pulaski County Courthouse steel window restoration workshop Flood Control Burdette Plantation Prairie County Arkansas National Register of Historic Places Pope County Arkansas 13th Amendment Montgomery County Arkansas Tolbert Gill Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola Burdette Arkansas Little Rock Central High School American Legion Saline County Arkansas Rosenwald Schools Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax Free Courthouse Poster Camden Public Library Booneville Historical Preservation Society Sandwiching in History Centennial Baptist Church Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Rustic Architecture Main Street Siloam Springs Camden Arkansas Historic Preservation Restoration Grants Dionicio Rodriguez National Register of Historic Freedom Park Forrest City Arkansas Tudor Revival Architecture Civilian Conservation Corps Marked Tree Arkansas U.S. Forest Service Marked Tree Lock and Siphons Sunken Lands Arkansas Business History Craftsman style architecture County courthouse Restoration Grants International-Style Architecture free teacher resources Skillern House Paris Arkansas Clarendon Arkansas Buffalo National River Real Estate Transfer Tax Arkansas Historic Preservation Program National Historic Landmark Booneville Arkansas Arkansas Preservation Awards Arkansas African American Civil War History Madison County Arkansas U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bogg Springs Hotel Main Street Texarkana Naturalistic Architecture Elias Camp Morris Benton Arkansas Arkansas Historic Preservation Trail of Tears in Arkansas "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Civil Works Administration Main Street Arkansas Erbie Arkansas Art Deco Architecture Leake-Ingham Building Pope County Courthouse historic resort communities 19th Century Road Construction Barney Elias House Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Camden to Washington Road Cemetery Preservation Library Rosston Arkansas Dr. Ruth Hawkins Renaissance Revival Architecture cemetery preservation Monsanto Chemical Corporation Monroe County Courthouse Houston Arkansas Monroe County Arkansas Poinsett County Arkansas Arkansas Railroad History Huntsville Commercial Historic District Historic Preservation Alliance St. Francis County Historical Society Polk County Arkansas Roe Arkansas Arkansas History 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Walks Through History Arkansas religious history Helena Arkansas downtown economic development White County Courthouse Evelyn Gill Walker House Arkansas History Lesson Plans Forrest City Cemetery Ouachita County Arkansas Folk Victorian Architecture African American education Historic County Courthouses Mississippi County Arkansas Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Newton County Arkansas Main Street Batesville Russellville Arkansas Main Street Searcy cemetery preservsation Conway County Library Duck Hunting Main Street Ozark Three States Lumber Company Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery Let Freedom Ring Fayetteville Arkansas Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut New Century Club of Camden Nevada County Arkansas Doddridge Arkansas Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Destination Downtown Conference Edgar Monsanto Queeny Cumberland Presbyterian Church Arkansas Design Network Pike County Arkansas free historic preservation workshop Bogg Springs Arkansas Louisiana Main Street program Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Wingmead

Archive