Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Something New for Something Old

The Trenton Historical Society, that venerable body of folks interested in preserving and promoting the Capital City's incredible story, has hit upon an idea to help preserve the character of it's housing stock.

The "Restore Trenton!" historic property rehabilitation grant program offers homeowners a funding source for historically appropriate work done on the exterior of their residences. Grants from $300 to $3000 can be applied for.

Homes must be 50 years old or older and owner-occupied. Preference will be given to homes located in designated historic districts, but properties can be located anywhere within the city limits. All work must be done according to appropriate historic standards.

More information on the program can be found at

This is a great example of a local, volunteer driven non-profit doing something concrete to secure Trenton's future by honoring its past.

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