Mayor Dave Stram and City Administrator Michelle Amberg, left, standing in front of the Old Schoolhouse with the Creswell Heritage Foundation group after the ”Key” was handed off to the Foundation in March CHRONICLE ARCHIVES
The Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) has received a $20,000 grant from Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
CHF is raising funds for the restoration of Creswell’s Old Schoolhouse. The first phase of the restoration is the replacement of the foundation and the porch floor and railing. The Preserving Oregon grant funds will be used for this project, which is expected to take place in 2019. It is a matching grant, which means that CHF must match the $20,000 with an equivalent amount in material, services or cash.
Historical preservation architect Susan Licht is currently drawing up the plans and documents for the foundation and porch replacement. She will be including information about what materials and services can be used to fulfill the in-kind requirement. When that information is received, CHF will be presenting it to the public with a request for help.
The grant is one of eight awarded in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only grant in this category awarded in Lane County. These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation.
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