Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cincinnati to apply for $191K for George Hatch House

The City of Cincinnati has passed unanimously an ordinance allowing the City to apply for and to accept a grant totaling $190,925 to aid in the restoration of the George Hatch House at 830 Dayton Street in the West End.

The Save America's Treasures grant, from the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, would assist building owner Hatch's Folly, LLC in developing the initial phase of a five-year restoration plan, which includes stabilization of the building and restoration of its exterior elements.

Hatch's Folly has secured the required local match of $150,425 and will be responsible for administering the grant.

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.

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.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati approves another grant application for George Hatch House (3/17/09)
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)