MaineCF Opens Historic Preservation Fund

The Maine Community Foundation has launched the Belvedere Fund for Historic Preservation. The fund will support the preservation of historic buildings that serve as civic, cultural or economic hubs in rural communities, with a special focus on downeast Maine.

“This fund is part of the active legacy of the late Deborah Pulliam, who was keenly interested in historic preservation and had a special attachment to downeast Maine,” said Meredith Jones, MaineCF president.

Hammond Hall, 1907
A 1907 postcard showing Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor.

Added Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, “The fund represents a significant new resource in the ongoing campaign to preserve historic structures in Maine.”

Working in partnership with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, MaineCF recently disbursed more than $123,000 in grants supporting preservation efforts related to the following historic sites:

  • Bass Harbor Memorial Library
  • East Lamoine Meeting House
  • Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor
  • Congregational Meeting House, East Machias
  • Job Holmes House, Calais
  • Liberty Hall, Machiasport
  • Machias Railroad Station
  • Tides Institute, Eastport
  • Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel, Lille
  • Johnson Hall, Gardiner

February 17, 2009

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