Courtesy of MSDAH
During a recent special meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded nearly $3 million on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program to seventeen preservation and restoration projects from across the state.
The Community Heritage Preservation Grant program, authorized and funded by the Mississippi Legislature, helps preserve and restore historic courthouses and schools and, in Certified Local Government communities, other historic properties. Over the life of the program, the department has awarded more than $37 million to 300 projects.
“The Legislature has saved hundreds of significant Mississippi properties through this program,” said MDAH director Katie Blount. “The Department of Archives and History is grateful for the Legislature’s support and pleased to be able to help preserve these local treasures.”
The grant awards are as follows:
Natchez Institute, Natchez, Adams County—$243,375
For roof replacement, window restoration, and cornice repair.
Temple B’Nai Israel, Natchez, Adams County—$286,384
For upgrades to the electrical system and fire suppression.
Corinth Coliseum, Corinth, Alcorn County—$116,006
For structural repairs to the roof and fly loft.
Attala County Courthouse, Kosciusko, Attala County—$226,536
For repairs to the roof and metal cornice.
Cleveland Police Station, Cleveland, Bolivar County—$53,474
For window and masonry restoration.
Millsaps Hotel, Hazlehurst, Copiah County—$254,131
For rehabilitation of the first floor, ADA compliance, and plumbing and electrical improvements.
F.B. Woodley Elementary School, Hattiesburg, Forrest County—$102,400
For structural repairs and exterior painting.
Morning Star School, Edwards, Hinds County—$280,000
For interior restoration and utilities improvement.
Scott Ford House, Jackson, Hinds County—$30,025
For stabilization of the buildings located at 136 and 138 Cohea Street.
Kemper County Courthouse, DeKalb, Kemper County—$288,000
For stabilization of the portico and cornice repair.
John W. Boddie House, Tougaloo, Madison County—$142,819
For interior restoration.
Spain House, Tupelo, Lee County—$63, 364
For window restoration, electrical and HVAC upgrades, and fire suppression.
Old Water and Light Plant, Holly Springs, Marshall County—$151,086
For reroofing, restoring windows and doors, and utilities improvement.
Marks Rosenwald School, Marks, Quitman County—$198,315
For replication of the windows and doors, interior rehabilitation, and utilities improvement.
Senatobia High School, Senatobia, Tate County—$250,000
For window and classroom restoration, plaster repair, and utilities improvement.
Union County Courthouse, New Albany, Union County —$196,560
For windows and masonry restoration and reroofing of the jail.
Town Hall, Woodville, Wilkinson County—$91,944
For restoration of the exterior and second floor of the building.