These are FY2019 projects which are anticipated to begin in the spring of 2019 and be completed by June 30, 2020. Official grant offers have not yet been made; however, these are the projects that were recommended for funding and for which the DHPA anticipates having sufficient HPF funds to award.
The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) subgrant program assists publicly owned or private not-for-profit properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places with grant money to undertake preservation and rehabilitation activities.
The purpose of these projects is to identify, document, and evaluate cultural resources, and to repair, preserve, and rehabilitate historic properties in ways that are historically appropriate and sensitive, and that maintain or enhance the viability and integrity of the resource.
The investment of HPF money means the projects are considered a federal undertaking, therefore this notice serves to make the public aware of the projects and solicit comments pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. § 306108) and 36 C.F.R. Part 800 and the National Environmental Policy Act.
The proposed scope of work has been reviewed by Indiana SHPO staff and determined to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Historic Properties. Therefore, we believe that the projects will have no adverse effect on historic properties.
To provide public comment or make a request to be a consulting party for any of the projects listed below please contact us by June 30, 2019. Make sure to specify the project(s) for which you are requesting to be a consulting party, and we will provide scope of work, maps, and photographs for the project(s) you are interested in for your review and comment.
To contact us: send a request to Indiana DHPA, Attn: HPF Grant Staff, 402 W. Washington St., Room W274, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry County: Ball State University will receive a grant conduct archaeology survey of the Summit Lake State Park. The project will conduct a Phase Ia investigation of unsurveyed areas including geophysical survey of two possible mounds and a shovel test pit survey of approximately 30 acres surround each mound (a total of about 60 acres).
Henry County: Ball State University will receive a grant to conduct the second phase of an archaeological survey of the Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area (WWFWA). This project will conduct a Phase Ia shovel test pit survey of about 52 acres of fallow agricultural land west of the Big Blue River.
Indianapolis: The McGowan Hall Knights of Columbus will receive a grant to replace the roof of the 1922 McGowan Hall Knights of Columbus. The project will address the worst portions of the roof: the sections over the Grand Hall mezzanine and the Grand Hall entry vestibule.
Jeffersonville: The LifeSpring Health Systems organization will receive a grant to rehabilitate 41 windows and custom build eight storm windows for the arch top windows of the ca. 1870 Sarkisian House.
Lafayette: Trinity United Methodist Church will receive a grant to stabilize and rehabilitate the north elevation exterior masonry of the 1872 church.
Newburgh: The Town of Newburgh will receive a grant to rehabilitate the 1851 Preservation Hall, formerly known as Old Newburgh Presbyterian Church. The scope of the grant includes foundation, masonry, woodwork, and HVAC rehabilitation and repair.
Peru: The Miami Nation of Indians will receive a grant to assist in replacing the roof of Peru High School’s gymnasium, Tig Arena. The former school is now owned by the Miami Nation of Indiana and serves as their tribal headquarters.
Ripley County: Ball State University continue a Phase Ia survey of approximately 80 acres around historic homestead sites identified within the Versailles State Park. A previous survey recorded 49 sites, the project will attempt to verify the location of the remaining 21 locations.
Rensselaer: The Jasper Newton Foundation will receive a grant to rehabilitate 63 historic windows, replace one double-hung window, and preserve all the window frame units in the Rensselaer Carnegie Library.
Saint Mary of the Woods: Saint Mary of the Woods will receive a grant to rehabilitate the masonry, wrought iron gates, and lamp features of the 1918 main entrance gate for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Sisters of Providence campuses.