- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has awarded Williamson College of the Trades $100,000 under the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware).
“I was happy to advocate on behalf of Williamson College of the Trades, which boasts the largest existing collection of 19th century Philadelphia architect Frank Furness’ work,” said Quinn. “There are 11 buildings on the campus that he designed; however, the upkeep on buildings that are 130 years old creates many challenges. This grant money will help with the replacement of the original windows in one of the buildings.”
A total of $2.5 million in grants were awarded to 57 recipients under the program. All grants require a 50% cash match and were distributed through a competitive selection process.
Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or may be used to meet building or community specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
The program receives funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which is supported annually from a portion of the state realty tax revenue.
Representative-Elect Chris Quinn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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