The Times West Virginian

March 30, 2013

Historic commission receives grant

To produce specific design guidelines for the redevelopment of Fairmont’s historic district

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Historic Preservation Review Commission was recently named as one of eight recipients of a survey and planning grant from the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

According to a press release from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s office, the SHPO was presented with $107,600 for the eight projects which involve architectural and archaeological surveys, preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations, heritage education programs relating ro preservation activities, predevelopment activities and comprehensive planning documents.

The funding is appropriated by the U.S. Congress for preservation efforts through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund.

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