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By Charlotte Kovalchuk, Hello Georgetown Contributor
Historic preservation isn’t about holding onto the past – it’s about saving it for future generations to understand, learn from, and continue to enjoy, as Preservation Georgetown member Jerry McCulley said. PG is helping homeowners do just that through its Preservation Fund Grant Program.
“Preservation Georgetown preserves and promotes Georgetown’s heritage through preservation advocacy, education, and community engagement,” Jerry said. “One of the ways we accomplish this is encouraging the preservation of historic structures in the greater Georgetown area through our Preservation Fund Grant Program.”
Now in its fifth year, the program provides grants to assist property owners with the cost of necessary structural work that contributes to the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of valuable historic resources in Georgetown.
Even though funds were limited this year because of the cancellation of PG’s in-person Historic Spring Home Tour, three out of 10 applicants were chosen to receive grants to help with restoration projects for their homes, one of which is among Georgetown’s oldest structures.
- Gretchen Reeb: 1309 S. College St. Repair/restoration of the porch on the 1890s structure
- Molly Grantges: 711 E. 7th St. Restoration of the front porch to reflect the 1920s-style period
- Matyson Homerding: 703 E 11th St. Renovation/restoration to the door of this 1900 home
“Each of these properties offers a glimpse of architectural design, function, and building techniques seen throughout the history of Georgetown. The three properties were significant historical resources and each property contributes to local history,” Jerry said.