Three locations in Hartford have been chosen to receive more than $40,000 in historic preservation and technical assistance grants. The money will be used to help foster jobs and preserve the city's heritage through the renovation of historic buildings and improvements in their energy efficiency.
The Hispanic Health Council was awarded $16,600 for the design of a new energy-efficient heating and cooling system for its historic Main Street building. The grant will help the council reduce operating costs while maintaining the building's integrity.
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery was awarded $8,000 to assess the Charles B. Haskell House. Built in 1896, the house sits on one of a cluster of lots developed by the Colt family between 1880 and 1900 along Wethersfield Avenue. The goal is to preserve the building's historic attributes while improving energy efficiency.
The Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corp. was awarded $19,695 to draw up architectural plans and attract community input to determine an appropriate reuse of the former Immaculate Conception Church, an 1894 Gothic Revival design by Michael O'Donahue in the Frog Hollow neighborhood.
The grants are funded by the General Assembly, the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Commission on Culture and Tourism.
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