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May 13, 2014

Wichita receives two historic preservation grants

The city of Wichita has received a Historic Preservation Fund grant to be used on the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.

The city of Wichita has received a Historic Preservation Fund grant to be used on the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.

The grant for $18,900, from the state Historic Sites Review Board, will be used for a building report on the museum, which is the former Wichita City Hall. It is located at 204 S. Main.

The city also received a second grant, for $25,000, for the South Linwood Greenhouse Window Repair Boot Camp.

The Historic Sites Review Board awarded $108,280 this month for nine projects across Kansas.

According to a news release from the Kansas Historical Society, the money comes from the National Park Service, which provides the funds to help finance the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office. A portion of that funding is then passed on to local governments and other groups to help fund historic preservation activities on a local level.

Other cities and groups to receive funding include:

• The city of Humboldt, $5,000 for a survey of the downtown area.
• City of Lawrence with Douglas County, $4,508 for a Forum-based historic preservation education project.
• City of Newton, $665 for a 2014 state preservation conference scholarship.
• City of Topeka, $12,000 for a College Hill Neighborhood survey and $20,000 for Downtown Historic Districts nominations.
• Douglas County, $7,200 for survey of Eudora and Kanwaka townships.
• Kansas State University, $15,007 for Phase 3 evaluation of the Dreiling Site and multiple property nomination for Wildcat Creek Valley Archaeological sites in Riley County.

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