Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Sisu Heritage Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,500

To stabilize and restore the exterior and foundation of the Alex Seitaniemi Housebarn, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Louis
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,958

As preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, MHM gathered data (drawings, photographs and measurements) of the dry nautical portion (approximately 25%) of the sternwheel steamer, The Andy Gibson. A trench was dug alongside of the steamer to expose the condition of the portion of the steamer covered by 3-4 feet of soil.  Triangulation and measured drawings were used to document the ships construction attributes. A NR nomination was prepared incorporating this new information with older information that was gathered from previous fieldwork.

Aitkin
Recipient
City of Belview
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

As preparation to additional historic preservation work on the Odeon Theatre, listed in the national Register of Historic Places, a qualified historical architect was hired to inspect and evaluate the building. Issues of safety/building codes, accessibility concerns, weather-tightness and future functional improvements were addressed. The final report included a mechanical/electrical evaluation of the building and its proposed future addition. Improvements will include accessible restrooms, a second accessible exit, expanded storage space and the repair of the stage floor.

Redwood
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$439,943
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$457,937

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Friends of B'nai Abraham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To restore a historic canopy on the B'nai Abraham Synagogue, listed in the National Register of Historic Places

St. Louis
Recipient
Friends of B'nai Abraham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,100

To restore one window and repair brick at the B'nai Abraham, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Louis
Recipient
The Basilica Landmark
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Thirty monitors were installed to measure moisture readings in the upper reaches of the Basilica of St. Mary. Restoration projects had been put on hold due to previous water infiltration and the damage that was caused by saturation of masonry walls and ceiling plaster. Such infiltration takes a long time to dry. There were concerns that plaster was continuing to absorb moisture from the attic insulation or the masonry walls.

Hennepin
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Sleepy Eye Area foundation retained the architectural services of Engan and Associates Architects to develop a reuse plan with construction estimates for the restoration of the Berg Hotel.

Brown
Recipient
Olmsted County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,900
To hire a qualified and experienced historian to prepare a Historic Structure Report that will guide future preservation projects
Olmsted
Recipient
East Side Neighborhood Development Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The ESNDC developed a 39-minute audio/video tour of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a distinctive natural landscape on the Mississippi River floodplain on St. Paul's East Side. Experts were asked to advise on the project and then narrate a specific tour stop using their expertise to comment on aspects of its ecological history and/or cultural value.

The tour was publicized on the Lower Phalen Creek Project website, on the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Facebook page and in the local nespaper.

Ramsey
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,265
To document and inventory archaeological resources at the Phylliss Wheatley Community Center in Carver County
Carver
Recipient
City of Warroad
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,681
To repair and repaint exterior wood surfaces, replace windows and restore front door for the Canadian National Depot in Warroad, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Roseau
Recipient
Depot Preservation Alliance
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,280
To repair and restore the interior and exterior of the Canadian National Depot (Baudette Depot), listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lake of the Woods
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,000

To prepare a Historic Structure Report for Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Louis
Recipient
City of Fergus Falls
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

The Fergus Falls Heritage Preservation commission, in cooperation with the Otter Tail County Historical Society, produced a brochure with the help of a qualified historian. The brochure consists of photographs, descriptions and maps to locate historically significant buildings and homes in the city. It was designed for use as a self-guided tour of the city's historical and architectural landmarks. The 40-page brochure is available through the Otter Tail County Historical Society, the Fergus Falls Heritage Preservation Commission and the Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Heritage Group North, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,975

To implement a self-guided walking tour of the city of Pine River, Heritage Group North Inc. purchased thirteen kiosk displays and installed them at various historic building sites. Each kiosk, made of recycled plastic, displays historic information and photographs from an earlier period. In addition to the kiosks, a tri-fold brochure was designed showing the locations of the walking tour. They are available at the Pine River Chamber Information Center. The walking tour serves to remind residents and visitors of the inherent history to be found in many of the city's structures.

Cass
Recipient
City of Coleraine
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,926
To replace the furnace and air conditioner with high-efficienty units and repair roof on the Coleraine Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Itasca
Recipient
City of Delano
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,140
To remove brick infill and restore exterior doors of the Delano Village Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wright
Recipient
Blue Earth County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,000

To obtain professional engineering design and development plan for the Dodd Ford Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Blue Earth
Recipient
Armory Arts and Music Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To hire a qualifed and experienced historian to prepare a nomination for the Duluth Armory to the National Register of Historic Places

St. Louis
Recipient
East Central Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,301
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,951

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
City of Elk River
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,650
To prepare a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Elk River Water Tower
Sherburne
Recipient
City of Belle Plaine
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,725
The restoration of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration restored the building to a condition that is suitable for occupancy and prevented the building from becoming unsafe thus requiring it to be demolished. The largest portion of the restoration involved repairs to the foundation. The Episocopal Church of the Transfiguration, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and located in a city park.

 

Scott
Recipient
Friends of Fort Snelling (Fort Snelling State Park Assn.)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,900

An illustrated, self-guided tour booklet was developed and produced that describes Fort Snelling during the WWII years. The guide contains many photos of historic and current views and the sketch maps are easy to follow to locate the identified sites. Approximately 200 copies were distributed to libraries, cultural institutions, participants in the Upper Post redevelopment process, The Veterans Administration Hospital, services organizations and the MN soldiers Home.

A web hosted version was made available for a free download from the Friends of Fort Snelling website.

Ramsey
Recipient
Hennepin County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

As a requirement for the transfer of certain properties within the Upper Post area of Fort Snelling to the Historic Surplus Property Program, a Program for Preservation and Utilization (PPU) was designed and developed to preserve and enhance the public use and future redevelopment of the Fort Snelling area. The report was created for the project using the National Park Service format. It will serve as a central resource when changes are to be made to the Upper Post.

Hennepin
Recipient
Ely Greenstone Public Art Committee
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

The Pioneer Mine Site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was improved with the repair of the existing furnaces in the Miners Dry and Shaft Houses. The furnaces are tied in with a fire suppression system and a security system. Installation of expanded steel across three doors, application of adhesive and boards around Shaft House base and removal of surrounding brush provides added protection from insect, animal and human invasion. Destruction by nature and vandals has been minimized.

St. Louis
Recipient
Grant County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Three consultants with historic preservation, architectural and structural engineering expertise were contracted to conduct a structural assessment of the Grant County Courthouse concrete slab floors. They collected and analyzed data through a detailed visual survey of the floor slabs, materials testing using non-destructive methods and performing engineering analysis. Recommendations were made for the retrofit of the floor slabs.

Grant
Recipient
Great River Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$483,371
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,673

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Benton
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
City of Chaska
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,610

The city hired a qualified historian to research and prepare materials for a Guide highlighting the historic resources of the city. The goal of the project was to make residents and visitors more aware and more appreciative of the historical and cultural significance of downtown Chaska's buildings. They include a National Register Historic District (Walnut Street), seven buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 50 buildings listed on the Local Register.

Carver
Recipient
City of Redwood Falls
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,885

A pocket guide to historic locations in and near Redwood Falls was created to make people more aware of the historical and cultural significance of the buildings and sites in the area. This is the first collection of historic sites in this form to be made accessible to the public in the region. Copies of the Guide were distributed at City Hall, City Library, the Chamber of Commerce and Redwood County Historical Society.

Redwood
Recipient
City of Springfield
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

The city of Springfield hired a qualifed historian to conduct a historic context study of this brick manufacturing town. The result is a brief history of the city with an emphasis on its historic buildings. Copies were given to the City Council and Planning Commission, the city Library, the Springfield Historical society, The Brown County Historical society, the local state senator and representative, the local school and is available on the city website.

Amount adjusted as a survey is being completed through other sources.

Cottonwood
Recipient
City of Buffalo
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,720

The city hired a preservation consultant to complete a Historic Context Study for the City of Buffalo. The general history of the community, organized by theme, provides useful information about the city's historic resources. Copies of the completed report have been given to the City Council and Planning Commission, the City Library, the Wright County Historical Society, the state Senator and Representative for the area and is available on the City's website.

Wright
Recipient
Heritage Group North, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To hire a historian to prepare a nomination of the Pine River Depot for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
Cass
Recipient
City of Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To survey historic properties in the Mankato City Center area broadening access to local history
Blue Earth
Recipient
Preserve Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A consultant was hired to research and assemble materials to implement plans for the Summer 2011 Walking and Biking Tours to historic resources in the city of Minneapolis. Tour guides were recruited and 29 neighborhood routes were chosen. A brochure was created. A tour page was developed on the Preserve Minneapolis website and advertisements were posted in magazines , newspapers and on various non-profit websites. Preserve Minneapolis collaborated on this project with AIA MN and the Minneapolis HPC.

Hennepin
Recipient
City of Faribault
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,400
To augment access to the Faribault Commercial Historic District through 14 new podcasts available on the city's website
Rice
Recipient
City of Atwater
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,485
To provide structural repair and fire protection to the Hotel Atwater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, for use as a municipal building.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Greater Litchfield Opera House Association contracted with an experienced historical architect to design and create a work plan to properly guide interior restoration and preserve remaining historic fabric of the Litchfield Opera House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A set of interior planning documents were developed for a final report. It will be used for future restoration work.

"The restoration of the Litchfield Opera House is a communityy project involving hundreds of people of all ages, talents and beliefs."

Meeker
Recipient
Saint Paul Historic Preservation Commission
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The St. Paul Historic Preservation Commission hired a qualified consultant to complete the local Historic Preservation Site Designation form for the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company Historic District. After commission review and a public hearing the proposed historic district was recommended for approval to the St. Paul City Council. The City Council adopted the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company Historic District as a Heritage Preservation Site along with the Preservation Program. The ordinance was adopted in July, 2011.

Ramsey
Recipient
James J. Hill Reference Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,000
To repair and replace windows at the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed on the National Register.
Ramsey