Sunday, February 14, 2010

Preservation grants for three Hartford locations

Organizations operating in three historic buildings in Hartford will receive grants that will help them to preserve the buildings while also improving their energy efficiency, according to state Senator John W. Fonfara of Hartford.

The grants, funded by the state General Assembly, the Connecticut Humanities Council, and the state Commission on Culture and Tourism, will go to:

  • The Hispanic Health Council, which will receive $16,600 for the design of an energy- efficient heating and cooling system for its historic Main Street building, a contributing resource in the South Green National Register District.

  • The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, which has been awarded $8,000 to conduct an assessment of the Charles B. Haskel House, one of a cluster of lots developed by Mrs. Samuel Colt between 1880 and 1900 along Wethersfield Avenue. The project seeks to preserve the historic attributes of the building while improving building efficiency and conserving energy.

  • Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corporation, which has been awarded $19,695 to draw up architectural plans and seek community input on an appropriate reuse of the former Immaculate Conception Church, an 1894 gothic revival design by Michael O’ Donohue in the Frog Hollow neighborhood.
“These initiatives will help keep history alive and relevant here in Hartford,” said Senator Fonfara. “All three grants will put people to work restoring historic buildings, and help these older structures to remain in use, environmentally friendly and productive in the city of today.” Full press release

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