Curran House, Oberlin Church awarded historic preservation grants

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced today the University Place Historical Society will receive a $500 grant to restore window glass and trim on the historic Curran House, and the Steilacoom Tribal Museum Association will receive $1,000 to help restore the roof of the historic Oberlin Church, now used as the Tribal Cultural Center. The grants are part of the annual Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund, which has been awarded to the following organizations this year:

– The Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood Association, Yakima – $500 to continue efforts for completing the formation of the Barge-Chestnut Historic District;

– The DuPont Museum & Historical Society, DuPont – $500 to help restore the last remaining historic “hose cart” shed for displaying fire equipment;

– The Northern Kittitas County Historical Society, Cle Elum – $1,500 to help re-roof the historic Carpenter House Museum;

– The Northport Historical Society – $1,000 to help restore the ramp and entrance to the historic Northport Fire Hall;

– The Ritzville Museum Volunteers – $1,000 to help restore fascia, soffit and gutters on the historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot;

– Skykomish Historical Society – $500 to help restore the Portland Cement Association Safety Trophy Grotto;

– Steilacoom Tribal Museum Association – $1,000 to help restore the roof of the historic Oberlin Church, now used as the Tribal Cultural Center;

– University Place Historical Society – $500 to restore window glass and trim on the historic Curran House.University Place Historical Society.

Since 1998, the Fund has awarded 70 projects totaling over $57,000 in funding to local historic preservation organizations and advocates engaged in preserving Washington’s cultural heritage. While priority is given to bricks and mortar rehabilitation of historic resources, eligible projects also have also included preservation planning and interpretation of important historic resources around the state. Funding for the grant program is obtained from private donations to the Trust with the goal of providing a minimum of $6,000 of grant funding per year.

For more information, visit http://www.wa-trust.org .

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For related Tacoma Daily Index coverage, click on the following links:

National Trust for Historic Preservation grant will fund Curran House renovation study — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1722590&more=0

Endangered Property: Curran House — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1563536&more=0

Washington Trust includes UP’s Curran House on endangered properties list — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1556327&more=0

In an old hilltop mansion, a strong voice for preservation — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1528102&more=0 or http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_wa_trust.pdf

Long List of Concerns for Washington State Preservationists — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1228444&more=0 or http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_jennifer_meisner_qa.pdf