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Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,771

A prominent county courthouse, a Depression-era school building, an iconic Modern ice-cream stand, and a Northern Minnesota lakeside overlook are among the diverse sites named to the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 2010 list of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.

A photographic exhibit featuring the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2010 was created with MHCG funds and displayed at museums, libraries, and other public places statewide throughout the year.

Ramsey
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Stearns History Museum and Research Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To enable public access to primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer/scanner.
Stearns
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Stearns History Museum and Research Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,867
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
Stearns
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

In 2006, Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) purchased an additional 1.5 acres of the original Gibbs farmstead located adjacent to the existing Gibbs Museum property in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.  This purchase provided the impetus for updating and expanding the interpretive programs at Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life and creating a new master plan and landscape plan for the Museum. 

Ramsey
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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
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Science Museum of Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,988
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct an inventory of archaeological plant remains from an Oneota village near Red Wing.
Goodhue
Ramsey
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Historic Saint Paul
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified historic preservation specialist to assess potential impacts on and reuses for up to five buildings along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line.
Ramsey
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Washington
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to stabilize the structural system of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Washington
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The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,350
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.
Stearns
Todd
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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
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City of Saint Paul (Parks and Recreation)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,000
To hire qualified professionals to repair the Como Park Streetcar Pedestrian Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Hamline Church United Methodist
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified professional to write a conditions assessment of Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Friends of Historic Virginia Street Church
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Virginia Street Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide an engineering assessment of an 1887 National Register of Historic Places property's environmental system
Ramsey
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Aeon
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
To repoint masonry work on the O'Donnell Shoe Company Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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James J. Hill Reference Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,000
To improve public accessibility at the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ramsey
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Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,800
To hire a historian to evaluate the Church of St. Stanislaus in Perham for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
Otter Tail
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Morrison County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To provide an engineering assessment of the museum's environmental systems.
Morrison
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To restore siding on the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey
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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
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St. Cloud State University
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,867
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey in an attempt to locate Fort Fair Haven.
Stearns
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St. Cloud State University
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,816
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey to locate the remains of Fort Holes.
Stearns
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Germanic-American Institute
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,162
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the repair of the roof of the Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and headquarters of the Germanic-American Institute.
Ramsey
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Concordia University (Library)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,285
To hire a qualified professional to conduct a preservation assessment survey of an art collection.
Ramsey
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Otter Tail County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,947
To conduct a geophysical and archaeological evaluation of Fort Juelson, resulting in completion of a Minnesota state site form and National Register nomination.
Otter Tail
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Germanic-American Institute
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a historical architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the George Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and currently in use by the Germanic-American Institute.
Ramsey
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City of Maplewood
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800
To conduct an archaeological survey of the Gladstone Railroad Shops site using ground-penetrating radar preparatory to a masterplan
Ramsey
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City of St. Cloud
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,700

The City of St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota (BBBSCM), developed the “Going Downtown” History Hunt event to demonstrate how historic buildings can be used as excellent tools to teach local history.

Stearns
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Minnesota Landmarks
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Evaluated the status of the 110-year old north and south tower roofs on Landmark Center, the "Old Federal Court's Building" in downtown St. Paul. It is located at 75 W. Fifth St., anchoring the beautiful and historic Rice Park. The building was the first building in Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and it was extensively renovated in the 1970s to provide for a new use as an arts and cultural center for the community.

Ramsey
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East Side Freedom Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report for the former Arlington Hills Branch Library, a Carnegie Library listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Charles Thompson Memorial Hall
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the Charles Thompson Memorial Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Hamline United Methodist Church
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the Hamline United Methodist Church building, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey
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Minnesota Transportation Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a consultant to write a Historic Structure Report for the Jackson Street Roundhouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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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
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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
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James J. Hill Reference Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,300
To restore and abate water infiltration of the marble entrance stairs on the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Historic Saint Paul
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified consultants to conduct an architectural survey of Macalester Park for possible local designation or inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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City of Maplewood
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To hire a qualified historian to conduct a historic context study for the City of Maplewood.
Ramsey
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Wadena County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Todd
Wadena