CFLL Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The CFLL Historic Preservation Fund was established to assist nonprofit organizations or other charities in funding preservation projects in Springfield, Illinois. The fund may also be used for the benefit of historic preservation projects undertaken by private individuals, businesses and other entities that meet certain charitable criteria.

2019 Awards
$5,500 — Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation for reinstalling Oak Ridge Cemetery’s 1900s-era iron archway sign, originally located at the cemetery entrance on First Street, to in front of the existing bell tower and east of the Lincoln Receiving Vault.
$2,000 — The James Project for restoring a wooden door and entryway to a 100-plus year old home in Hawthorne Place.

2018 Awards
$6,500 — Central 3 Community First Project, Inc. for preservation efforts of the main floor for the First Black Firehouse at 1310 E. Adams Street.
$1,000 — Kidzeum of Health and Science for restoring an interior wall, and that would hold signage highlighting the significance of the building.

2017 Award - $7,500 – Vachel Lindsay Association for preservation efforts for the Vachel Lindsay Home at 603 South 5th Street.

2016 Award - $7,500 Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association for exterior preservation efforts, including tuckpointing, a new door and new front window at 711 E. Enos in Springfield.

2015 Award - $6,000 Elijah Iles House Foundation to construct a porch on the north side of the east west extension to complete the historic restoration of the Strawbridge Shepherd House and allow for inclusion of handicapped accessible access to the House.

2014 Award - $4,000 Springfield Art Association for reproduction of 1850s wallpaper discovered during the interior restoration of Edwards Place, the Abraham Lincoln era historic house museum owned and operated by the Springfield Art Association.

013 Award - $4,000  The Greater Springfield Chamber Foundation to develop renderings for the Jackson Street Corridor.

2012 Award - $4,000  
Downtown Springfield, Inc. to create uniform signage and development of a smart phone application to help tourists navigate downtown Springfield area's historic sites and properties.

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