State Grants Support Historical Preservation Projects in Greene, Washington Counties

HARRISBURG – Three grants from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will support preservation projects in Greene and Washington counties, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

In Greene County, a $73,000 grant will help the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation restore the W.A. Young and Sons Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing. The project will include improvements to the structure’s windows, frames and siding.

In Washington County, a grant of more than $75,000 will support public accessibility improvements at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, including replacement of aging stairs.

In addition, a $12,000 grant will assist the Washington Business District Authority in developing design guidelines for exterior treatment of existing buildings and new construction within the Washington Commercial Historic District.

“These projects help to preserve the rich culture and heritage of our region and ensure future generations can learn about the incredible history in our local communities,” Bartolotta said.

The grants were awarded through PHMC’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program, which provides funding to nonprofit organizations and local governments for the planning and development for publicly accessible historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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