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Regional historic preservation projects win grants

The Idaho Heritage Trust has awarded $145,878 in matching grants to help preserve historic buildings, sites, and artifacts across the state.

The trust was established by the Idaho Centennial Commission in 1990 and has supported preservation of more than 500 historic buildings and sites.

“The Trust’s $4 million in direct matching grants have generated millions more in preservation construction and tourism,” said Trustee John Taylor. “More importantly, the Trust was able to help local groups preserve part of Idaho’s historic fabric.”

In Region 5, the projects include:
$2,000 1938 Red’s Cycle and Key Shop Neon Sign in Old Town Pocatello
$3,000 1880’s Samuel Deer Davis Cabin, sponsored by the Samaria Community Foundation
$4,000 1905 Brown Mansion sponsored by the Bingham County Historical Society in Blackfoot
$3,000 1887 Just Homestead, sponsored by the Preston Preservation Association in Firth

In Region 6, the projects include:
$7,500 1929 Caretaker’s House, sponsored by the Sawtooth Interpretative and Historical Association in Stanley
$5,000 1887 Bayhorse Hotel and Baker Sullivan House at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park in Challis
$2,000 1908 Carnegie Library sponsored by the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls
$4,000 1910 Fremont County Courthouse in St. Anthony
$2,000 1922 Dough Boy Statue at Keefer Memorial Park in St. Anthony

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