City of Austin announces more than $2 million in grant funds to preserve historic places


The City of Austin has announced more than $2 million in grants to preserve historic designated places in Austin.

The Heritage Preservation Grant program provides funds to non-profit organization and private businesses. Funds must be used for capital, planning, educational, or marketing projects to promote tourism through preservation activities.

Organizations and business receiving grants are:

• Hillside Farmacy: $29,880 for ADA-compliant pathways and parking

• Austin Parks Foundation: $30,000 for Henry G. Madison Log Cabin structural Improvements Plan, Rosewood Park

• Downtown Austin: $30,000 for Heritage of Republic Square programming and events

• Pollen Architecture: $30,000 for Friends of the Ney Museum comprehensive restoration plan update. Related coverage:

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• Friends of the Texas Historical Commission: $40,000 for Real Places Conference

• Indie Meme: $45,600 for Indie Meme Asian American historical archival project at Austin History Center

• Housing Authority of the City of Austin: $82,000 for Pathways at Rosewood Courts tourism kiosks: Amplification of African American history in Austin

• Neill-Cochran House Museum: $109,000 for museum slave quarters restoration

• Lamberts Downtown Barbecue: $137,293, for HVAC repairs due to water damage and exterior site improvements

• Leadership Austin: $138,875 for Walk of the Town Multilingual Interactive Tour Development and Promotions Phase II

• E4 Youth & Rogers Washington Holy Cross Historic District: $150,000 for Rogers Washington Holy Cross Historic District mixed reality tour development. Related coverage:

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 •Broken Spoke: $175,000 for roof repair on the iconic honky-tonk

• Flower Hill Foundation: $215,132 for restoration and rehabilitation project

• Huston-Tillotson University: $217,848 for Old Administration Building restoration. Related coverage:

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• German Texan Heritage Society: $240,684 for Historic Staircase and Reconstruction

• Austin Theatre Alliance: $250,000 for Paramount Theatre exterior east wall rehabilitation

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Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

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