Tennessee giving 32 grants for historic preservation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state commission says it is awarding 32 grants for historic preservation and archaeological projects in Tennessee.

State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick McIntyre said in a statement Wednesday that the grants amounting to more than $750,000 help “protect historic places and contribute to the preservation of Tennessee’s heritage.”

The Tennessee Historical Commission says it reviewed 51 applications for the competitive grants, with $1.6 million in requests. The commission says that’s “significantly more than the amount of funding available.”

Grants include more than $38,000 to fund restoration of Crockett Theater in Lawrenceburg, more than $23,000 for restoration of Anderson Townhouse in Blountville, and nearly $7,000 to restore Cavitt Place in Paris.

Middle Tennessee State University’s Fullerton Laboratory for Spatial Technology is receiving $50,000 to digitize historic and architectural survey data.

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