Church of the Good Samaritan Conditions Assessment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board: William R. Stoeri, President Missy S. Thompson, Vice President Ruth Huss, Vice President D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer Suzanne Blue Brenda J. Child Robert Bruininks Judith S. Corson D. Stephen Elliott Phyllis Rawls Goff William D. Green David R. Hakensen Ruth S. Huss Martha Kaemmer Dennis L. Lamkin David M. Larson Charles Mahar Dean M. Nelson Elizabeth M. Nordlie Dennis Nguyen Peter R. Reis Hussein Samatar Simon Stevens Susan Kenny Stevens William R. Stoeri Karen Wilson Thissen Missy Staples Thompson Eleanor Winston Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

The short term targets were achieved. SHPO reviewed the Conditions Assessment twice and recommended clarifications or corrections. The Conditions Assessment was edited, per SHPO's instructions. The Vestry approved the Conditions Assessment and voted to implement work detailed in the first two recommendations of the Conditions Assessment.

The church is in the process of achieving part of the intermediate goal. We are stabilizing the east chancel wall and the sacristy foundation and replacing the sacristy exterior walls, following YHR's recommendations.

We achieved the short term goal and are in the process of achieving part of the intermediate goal because we received a grant to hire an architect; the Vestry approved YHR's recommendations; and the church has the funds to pay for the repair/stabilization work.

The church is engaged in fundraising to pay for the rebuilding of the chancel wall. At this time, the church does not know how successful that effort will be. The church does not know how it will be able to afford all the repairs recommended in the Conditions Assessment. The church's ability to achieve the long-term goal is in question.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Roger Phillips, Gunther Austin, Katherine Hedin, Tom Zaborski, Jim Jackson, Tim Austin, Rosemary Phillips
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
Street Address
529 Main Street S, P O Box 205
Sauk Centre
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155