Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods receives $50,000 in grant money from DNR for campus rehabilitation

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SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will receive $50,000 in grant money for campus rehabilitation efforts.

The funding, which comes from the National Park Service, will assist the college with rehabilitating the Cecelian Auditorium and the Conservatory of Music building, according to a news release. The grant is apart of the Historic Preservation Fund, a funding campaign run by the Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology.

This year, 14 federal grants were given to different cities, groups and organizations across Indiana. The $50,000 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will receive is apart of over $600,000 in total money granted in 2021.

Since 2000, the state has awarded $11 million to assist more than 500 heritage preservation projects across Indiana. When combined with local matching funds, this represents an investment of more than $23 million into the preservation of Indiana’s heritage.

Applications for the next round of HPF funding for 2022-2023 are available on the DNR-DHPA webpage. The deadline for proposals is Oct. 8.

A full list of projects being funded can be found below:

Bloomington: The Monroe County Commissioners will receive $60,000 to rehabilitate the Alexander Memorial statue on the grounds of the county courthouse.

Indianapolis: The Athenaeum Foundation will receive a $50,000 grant for masonry rehabilitation of the building’s primary façade.

Indianapolis: The Benjamin Harrison home will receive a $50,000 grant for window and masonry rehabilitation on the former president’s home.

Indianapolis: The Schnull-Rauch House will receive a $17,037 grant for the rehabilitation of windows on the 1904 mansion.

Jay County: Ball State University will receive $49,845 to conduct archaeological surveys at Loblolly Nature.

Kokomo: The Howard County Historical Society will receive a $50,000 grant to rehabilitate the original porte cochere attached to the Seiberling Mansion.

Lafayette: The St. James Lutheran Church and School will receive $30,000 to rehabilitate the exterior of the School building.

Madison: The City of Madison will receive a $27,793 matching grant to update and revise the design guidelines for the Madison Historic District.

New Albany: The Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana will receive $60,000 for window rehabilitation on the Crawford-Day-Moosmiller House.

New Harmony: The Working Men’s Institute will receive a $50,000 grant to replace the deteriorated clay tile roof and install a historically accurate slate roof.

Noble County: Ball State University will receive a $49,992 grant to conduct archaeological surveys at Chain O’Lakes State Park.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will receive a $50,000 grant to assist with rehabilitation of the Cecelian Auditorium and the Conservatory of Music building.

South Bend: The City of South Bend will receive a $60,000 grant for rehabilitation of the Walker Park Field House.

Statewide: Ball State University will receive a $20,000 grant to assist with an ongoing project to identify and document historic synagogues throughout Indiana.

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