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Community buildings across 17 Vermont towns benefit from State Historic Preservation Grants

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MONTPELIER, Vt. – Structures across 17 Vermont towns are receiving preservation grants in 2014.

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently awarded grants totaling $257,404 to help restore and maintain Vermont's historic buildings.

"Vermont's architectural heritage is important not only to understanding our past, but to the current and future economic vitality of our state," said Noelle MacKay, Commissioner of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. "Protecting and maintaining these historic buildings ensures that we honor our past as we look to the future. The efforts of this year's grant recipients to preserve important civic community buildings demonstrates their commitment to a vibrant Vermont economy."

Approved grant projects range from roof replacements to structural and frame repairs, window restoration, and foundation improvements.

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