ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND – Grants totaling $ 334,202 have been awarded through the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund. MaineCF donors provided two additional grants totaling $ 13,000 from donor-advised funds.
The beneficiaries include:
- Fort Kent Historical Society, to restore and repaint the exterior clapboard, doors and windows of the Acadian House Daigle to its 1840 appearance
- Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell, to insulate and seal the basement and install adequate dehumidifiers to control humidity, dramatically improving energy efficiency and protection of the library collection
- Peavey Memorial Library, Eastport, to restore exterior masonry with matching mortar and bricks aligned to historic preservation.
A full list of grant recipients is available below and at www.mainecf.org and below.
The Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund supports the preservation, restoration and modernization of historic buildings in Maine. An anonymous donor created the fund in 2007.
The next grant application deadline is June 1, 2022. The online application and guidelines are available at www.mainecf.org. For more information, contact Senior Program Officer Maggie Drummond-Bahl at 207-761-2440 or [email protected]
Based in Ellsworth, with additional staff in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, Mars Hill and Rockport, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise and strategic giving. to improve the quality of life for all residents of Maine. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.
2021 grants from the Belvédère Historical Preservation and Energy Efficiency Committee:
Alamo Theater, Bucksport, to restore and repair the Fly Loft in the Alamo Theater building, including repair of masonry, roof and corrugated iron south wall: $ 19,790
Bearnstow, Mount Vernon, to meet infrastructure needs in consultation with Maine Preservation and prioritize a three-year restoration plan: $ 10,000
Farmington Historical Society, to continue improving the structural integrity and energy efficiency of the Octagon House so that its architectural history is preserved and visible year round: $ 15,435
Farmington Public Library Association, to seal library leaks, test for mold and repair damage caused by water entering the building: $ 11,012
The Farwell Project, Thorndike, for the replacement of the roof of the factory dome and the main roof: $ 10,000
First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, to paint and preserve the exterior of the church and the buildings of the rectory of historical significance: $ 10,000
First Universalist Parish Church, Portland, to renovate and repair the windows of the historic church for energy efficiency and increased community use of the building: $ 19,192
Fort Kent Historical Society, to restore and paint the exterior clapboards, doors and windows of the Acadian House Daigle to its 1840 appearance: $ 20,000
Freedom Community Historical Society, to restore the interior first floor walls and exterior clapboards of Keen Hall: $ 14,000
Friend Memorial Public Library, Brooklin, to replace the front four pillars of the 1912 Colonial Revival building: $ 10,000
Lighthouse of the Amis de l’Isle au Haut, to install the entrance door, the frame and the lintels, the bell door, the frame, the lintels and the iron railing, including the associated masonry, as well as that the application of the exterior cladding of the tower: $ 20,000
Le Grand, Ellsworth, for the installation of a modern, energy efficient heat pump system that will provide 100% heating and cooling and outside air transfer: $ 20,000
Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell, to insulate and seal the basement and install adequate dehumidifiers to control humidity, dramatically improving energy efficiency and protection of the library collection: $ 18,873
The Lamb House, Cherryfield, to repair and re-shingle the roof to prevent water intrusion and to install attic insulation for energy conservation: $ 15,000
Peavey Memorial Library, Eastport, to restore exterior masonry with matching mortar and bricks aligned with historic preservation: $ 20,000
Phillips Public Library, to restore the main entrance to the building, including the porch, columns and door, and repair the frames of 38 windows: $ 7,000
Porter Memorial Library Association, Machias, to repair the copper flashing around the reading room fireplace: $ 10,000
Readfield Union Meeting House Company, to restore Meeting House tower and belfry: $ 10,000
Sewall Memorial Congregational Church, Robbinston, to restore the tower spire: $ 20,000
Town of Blue Hill, to rebuild and renovate the entrance steps to Town Hall: $ 15,000
Town of Swan’s Island, to complete preservation plans for Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse by completing restoration of lighthouse interior masonry: $ 20,000
Women’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County, Auburn, to repoint and repair three brick chimneys and for an energy efficiency audit at Foss Mansion: $ 18,900
2021 Grants from Donor Advised Funds:
Augusta Colonial Theater, to complete the structural engineering analysis of the theater: $ 12,000
Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum, St. George Historical Society, to purchase a generator to ensure the safety and preservation of the lighthouse, barn and museum artifacts: $ 1,000.