We are pleased to announce the recipients for the first round of The Landmark Society’s 2013-14 Preservation Grant Fund. Preservation Grant Fund awards are earmarked for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings.
The latest recipients include:
The former Pratt Opera Theater on Main Street in the village of Albion will receive $2000 to assist in funding pre-construction engineering documents/drawings on the building.
Providence Housing Development Corporation received $1000 to assist in funding conceptual architectural drawings for the rehabilitation of the Pulaski Library at 1151 Hudson Avenue in Rochester. The Pulaski Library is one of The Landmark Society’s Five to Revive properties.
The Church of God and Saints of Christ at 19 Harrison St. in Rochester (the former Leopold Street Shul) will receive $2000 to assist in funding a conditions report.
The Genesee Baptist Church at 149 Brooks Avenue will receive $2000 to assist in funding a conditions report on the church’s roof and tower.
Initial funding for the Preservation Grant Fund was made possible by a generous bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Stewart was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures. Generous donations to The Landmark Society’s 75th Anniversary fund raising campaign provide ongoing funding.