Historical preservation grants go to two local churches

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Preservation Office of the Tennessee Historical Commission will help save two local churches.

The Commission announced almost a million dollars in preservation grants across the state on Wednesday.

Two projects in Hamilton and Bradley counties will get a taste of it.

They are donating $25,000 for masonry repairs to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

It was built in 1872 and is one of the oldest buildings in Cleveland.

Christ Church Episcopal in Chattanooga landed another $25,000.

That money will go toward exterior restoration of building on McCallie Avenue at UTC.

Both churches are on the National Register of Historic places.

“Our office is honored to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the protection and revitalization of Tennessee’s historic places through this program,” notes Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer.


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