Recent Grants: Belvedere Historic Preservation Grant Program

2017 Grants

  • Abbott Memorial Library Board of Trustees, Dexter, to renovate and replace storm windows and install new front railings at Abbot Memorial Library: $15,000
  • Buck Memorial Library, Bucksport, to complete restoration of the west wall and north chimney: $15,000
  • Bucksport Historical Society, Bucksport, to reshingle the storm-damaged roof of the 1874 Railroad Depot: $8,000
  • Cary Library, Houlton, to grout the stone exterior, repaint exterior window trim, and replace lighting: $9,120
  • Catholic Charities Maine, Portland, to repair and repaint ceilings, walls, and trim at St. Elizabeth's Child Development Center: $10,000
  • Colonial Theater, Inc., Augusta, to restore the theater sub-floor: $15,000
  • First Congregational Church of Cherryfield UCC, Cherryfield, for restoration of exterior doors, the historic rose window, and partial exterior painting: $14,000
  • Freedom Historical Society, Freedom, to replace sills and pour a new foundation for Keen Hall: $13,400
  • Hancock County Auditorium Associates, Ellsworth, to replace a portion of The Grand’s roof directly above the theater: $15,000
  • Lubec Landmarks, Lubec, to repair pilings and storm damage and secure the brining shed at McCurdy Smokehouse complex: $15,000
  • Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, to install storm windows on the ground floor: $10,000
  • Pejepscot Historical Society, Brunswick, to repair the first of seven chimneys at the Skolfield-Whittier House: $10,000
  • Robbinston Historical Society, Robbinston, for foundation and sill work, roofing, windows, and paint for Grace Chapel: $13,500
  • Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., Bath, for analysis and documentation of early painted decoration of the Winter Street Church sanctuary ceiling: $9,250
  • Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, for site work, masonry, windows, exterior trim, and interior paint and plaster work at Hammond Hall: $12,950
  • The Gannett House Project First Amendment Museum, Augusta, to paint trim and repair, restore, or replace exterior ironwork and grills: $5,680
  • The Lamb House, Cherryfield, to stabilize the foundation and address moisture in the basement: $9,500
  • Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston, for site work and plans to address moisture abatement at the Knox Farmhouse (museum): $15,000
  • Town of West Paris, West Paris, for masonry repair of the Arthur L. Mann Memorial Library: $15,000
  • Trinitarian Congregational Parish Church of Castine, Castine, to replace the church roof: $11,000
  • Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, Hallowell, to restore the original covered front porch, or "piazza": $10,000
  • William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Cushing, to restore windows at the Olson House: $5,000

2016 Grants

  • Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias, to restore and preserve the stained-glass window at the church entrance: $15,000
  • Eastbrook Town House Preservation Committee, Eastbrook, to repoint masonry: $15,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium/The Grand, Ellsworth, to repaint the tower and repair access stairs: $7,500
  • St. Croix Historical Society, Calais, to restore the front entrance and porch of the Holmestead on Main Street: $9,905
  • Town of Whiting, to install a more accessible bathroom in the Union Meeting House: $14,372
  • Town of Swan's Island, to restore the piazza of the keeper's house at Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station: $14,130
  • Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont Carmel, Lille, to remove zinc from the ceiling and clean the original plaster: $15,000
  • Catholic Charities Maine, Portland, to repair and repaint ceilings, walls, and trim at St. Elizabeth's Child Development Center: $12,000
  • Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden, to restore clock faces: $5,000
  • Citizens for Squirrel Point, Arrowsic, to restore the collapsing south porch of the keeper's house: $7,500
  • Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington, to help complete restoration of 56 original windows: $15,000
  • Friends of L.C. Bates, Hinckley, for window restoration at the L.C. Bates Museum: $10,000
  • Kennebec Historical Society, Augusta, to repair and preserve 30 windows in the Kennebec Historical Society building: $5,000
  • Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland, for the second of a four-phase window restoration project: $7,500
  • Pejepscot Historical Society, Brunswick, to conserve four stained-glass windows in the Skolfield-Whittier House on Park Row: $7,875
  • Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor, to repair water and air leaks and wall insulation of the Bangor Opera House auditorium: $8,000
  • The Readfield Union Meeting House Company, Readfield, to continue restoration of murals: $8,000
  • Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, Hallowell, for rooftop repair and house painting: $8,900

2015 Grants

  • Bath Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem, Bath, for drainage improvements and foundation waterproofing: $7,165
  • Border Historical Society, Eastport, to finish repairs on the front of the Bradish Bakery Building: $15,000
  • Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, to replace rotted wood details and repaint wood clapboard siding of the Kimball House: $7,500
  • Castine Scientific Society, Castine, for window repairs in the Wilson Museum's historic John Perkins House: $5,562
  • Eastbrook Town House, Eastbrook, for foundation work on the building: $4,500
  • Engine, Inc., Biddeford,  to complete a building assessment leading to rehabilitation and restoration of the historic Marble Block's façade: $15,000
  • First Congregational Church, Cherryfield, to restore and update the Lamb House: $15,000
  • Friends of River Meeting House, Vassalboro, for foundation repairs of the meeting house: $7,900
  • Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, to stablilize and correct deficiencies in masonry of the William Stafford House: $10,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium, Ellsworth, to replace wood panels on the lower facade with black granite, and to repair and reseal the facade window of The Grand: $15,000
  • History House Association, Skowhegan, for the Skowhegan History House Museum shutters reconstruction project: $5,000
  • Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland, to complete window restoration for Mechanics’ Hall: $13,545
  • McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, for a new roof: $7,500
  • Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Mount Desert, for major repairs and maintenance of the Selectmen's Building: $7,000
  • Saco Grange, Saco, for chimney and chimney flashing repair, roof replacement, installing attic and rear stairwell roof: $14,825
  • St. Croix Fire House, Calais, to repoint and repair the front facade: $15,000
  • Tate House Museum, Portland, for window repairs: $10,000
  • Committee to Restore the Abyssinian, Portland, for west facade restoration of the Abyssinian Meeting House: $10,000
  • Readfield Union Meeting House, Readfield, to preserve and restore unique trompe l'oeil wall murals: $8,000
  • Town of Limerick, for window restoration of Old Limerick Town Hall: $7,500