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Recipient
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.

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1854 Treaty Authority
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,692

To evaluate and survey archaeological resources by the Grand Portage and Bois Forte Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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Rockford Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,880

The Ames-Florida-Stork House, built in 1861, remains the oldest structure in the town of Rockford, MN and contains the belongings of two families who originally settled the area. As with all buildings, the house has suffered deterioration due to weather and time. Replacing the roof and repairing the soffit and facia ensures no further interior damage would occur.

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Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the 1899 Berg Hotel, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
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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. 

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.

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Friends of B'nai Abraham
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,826

To repoint masonry and preserve windows of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue, undergoing rehabilitation for use as a community center. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Friends of B'nai Abraham
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,994

To restore the prominent fifty-square foot stainglass window above the facility's front entrance

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Transportation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$235,131
To restore the WPA stone wall of the Cascade River Wayside, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Prairie Skyline Foundation, Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To hire consultants to measure feasibility of publicly-desired operational models for its facility as an arts and community center, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Federal ID 41-184644

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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
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,998

The USS Essex, a  National Register Property located in Duluth, is Minnesota's only US Navy shipwreck, and the only known shipwreck originally built by renown shipbuilder Donald McKay. Its current location on the shoreline of Minnesota Point is unfavorable for long-term preservation.  To ensure the long-term preservation of the Essex this project developed several options for the future of the Essex, and the requirements needed to fulfill those options.

Recipient
Amboy Area Community Club
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

The 1901 Dodd Ford Bridge, a significant contributor to the development of Amboy, was slated for replacement by Blue Earth County. Federal funds were sought by the County for the project. This initiated section 106 and 4(f) reviews, which concluded that it would be prudent and feasible to renovate the bridge on site. However, more specific data is required about the historic bridge renovation program and costs. The grant money assisted in funding the hire of a consultant to examine costs and methods to restore and preserve the 1901 Dodd Ford Bridge.

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.

Recipient
City of Waseca
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,907
To have the Trowbridge Park Bandshell and Park evalauted for possibile inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
Recipient
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
Recipient
Hennepin County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A survey of 15 historic building interiors of the West District of Fort Snelling to supplement the Historic Context Study of the Light Rail Transit Station Area.

Recipient
Prairie Country Resource Conservation & Development Council
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To fabricate and install 26 interpretive markers along portions of Minnesota highways 104, 55, 28 and 29

The grant assisted in hiring a consultant to review and revise 26 historical markers and pictorial tables to make a determination regarding historical accuracy and to facilitate Tribal consultation and input for the Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway Interpretive Signage Project along portions of Minnesota highways 104, 55, 28 and 29.

Recipient
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.

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.

Recipient
City of Stillwater
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,260
To develop a plan for the immediate stabilization and long term preservation of the remaining rear wall of the Hersey & Bean Planing Mill
Recipient
City of Hewitt
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$156,369

The grant restored the roof and abated water infiltration at the Hewitt Public School, home to the Hewitt Historical Society. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Recipient
Hibbing Economic Development Authority
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,250

Partial award to assist with printing costs of a historic walking tour brochure

Recipient
City of Taylors Falls
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

Purpose of this project is to promote heritage tourism and public education of the City’s downtown area by creating an audio-visual tour of the downtown area’s historic charm and heritage value.

Recipient
Old Highland Neighborhood Association
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

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.

Recipient
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.

Recipient
City of Onamia
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995

Field survey investigations were conducted during September and October of 2010 in order to inventory, record and analyze the physical condition of architectural and structural features of the Onamia Soo Line Railroad Depot which currently is serving as a public library and Soo Line Boxcar. Based on existing conditions, recommendations for repairs were prepared along with yearly inspection logs and a list of maintenance duties.

Recipient
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.

Recipient
City of Wabasha
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A reuse study on the Hurd House/Anderson Hotel, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was completed by John Lauber and Associates with a final draft sent to the City of Wabasha on 1/24/2011.  The City of Wabasha Historic Preservation Commission and Port Authority along with City Administrator and Planner were directly involved with the development of the project.

Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,067
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,995

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.

Recipient
Lake Agassiz Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,542
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$279,619

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.

Recipient
Hubbard County Public Works
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To develop a master interpretive plan for the Lake Country Scenic Byway
Recipient
Listening Point Foundation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,900

To restore the masonry foundation facade, exterior steps, and interior fireplace hearth in the cabin at Listening Point, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,383,133
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,362,900

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.

Recipient
Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
To abate water infiltration in the lower levels of the Grain Belt Office Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Emerge Community Development
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000

To rehabilitate the North Branch Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as a career and technology center.

Recipient
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

In May 2009, the Minnesota State Legislature asked the Minnesota Humanities Center and four state councils - the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans - to collaboratively create new programs and events that celebrates and preserves the artistic, historical, and cultural heritages of the communities represented by each council.

Recipient
Moose Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To develop a historic context for the 1918 Kettle River/Moose Lake Fire
Recipient
Historic Hutchinson
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
To hire a historian to evaluate the Harrington Merrill House for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
Recipient
City of Gaylord/Parks and Recreation Board
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of five park buildings, 1916-1945, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places