Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cincinnati approves another grant application for George Hatch House

Cincinnati City Council has authorized an ordinance allowing the City to apply for a Certified Local Government (CLG) subgrant of $16,762 from the National Park Service on behalf of Hatch's Folly, LLC, owner and overseer of the historic George Hatch House at 830 Dayton Street in the West End.

Disbursed through the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, the subgrant would be used to perform structural repairs and to install moisture guard protection to prevent further deterioration.

Hatch's Folly will be named the fiscal agent of the funds and will oversee construction contracts and reports.

The non-profit also will provide the required local match of $7,138.

Announcements of grant awardees are expected in May.

Built before the Civil War for the former Cincinnati mayor and designed by Isaiah Rogers, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places both individually and as part of the Dayton Street National Register Historic District.

It is also within the boundaries of the City's Dayton Street Protection Area.

Prior to restoration, the house had been vacant for three years after serving as a multi-tenant apartment building.

Hatch's Folly plans to turn it into a museum and educational facility about Hatch, Cincinnati's Civil War history, and the Black Brigade of Cincinnati.

Last month, council approved an application for an $8,500 grant from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to prepare an indoor restoration plan for the property.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati approves grant application for George Hatch House (2/10/09)
George Hatch House hoping for another grant (1/27/09)
Three Cincinnati buildings nominated for Register (4/1/08)
City to apply for grant to restore George Hatch House (12/14/07)