Historic Old Highland Phase II
The goal of the Historic Old Highland Project is to use the social history and architectural documentation to update and expand an existing self-guided Walking Tour Guide of significant properties in the Old Highland neighborhood. The new updated Walking Tour Guide can become a great promotional tool for Old Highland to be used by the community to 1) increase public awareness of the historic and architectural quality of the homes in Old Highland; 2) encourage and support neighborhood interest and efforts in maintaining, enhancing and restoring the architectural integrity of individual homes and streetscapes, and 3) promote and market the neighborhood to potential new home owners (or renters) who value and appreciate great housing and the strong sense of community among people who live there. Final surveyed properties were posted to Placeography.org
Increasing awareness and pride in the neighborhood's history will help to engage the City of Minneapolis and residents in housing preservation and rehabilitation that will help to further conserve the historic qualities of neighborhood properties.
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.