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The 2012 SHPO Grant Recipients

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented $623,495 in development grant funds for 12 projects involving the restoration, rehabilitation or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places at noon Thursday, July 26. The grant presentation took place at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History administers the development grant program.

Read the Press Release HERE.


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L to R - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith

Commissioner Reid-Smith introducing Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at Division of
Culture & History Development Grant Luncheon/Grant Ceremony on July 26, 2012

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin speaking to FY2013 State Development Grant Recipients

L to R – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Mort Gamble of Bethany College,
$2,860 to replace the roof on Stranger’s Hall porch and Main House porch of the Alexander Campbell Mansion, Bethany.

L to R – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Jenn Armistead of Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library,
$138,975 to replace the roof of Waldomore, the elegant antebellum house that is one of Clarksburg’s historic resources and part of the library’s complex.

L to R – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Cheryl Marsh of the West Virginia Humanities Council,
$24,376 to repair the windows of the McFarland-Hubbard House, Charleston.

L to R – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, George Levitsky of the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority,
$65,865 to replace the roof and repair windows at 401 Monroe St., Fairmont.

L to R – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Josh Staley of Pisgah Holdings LLC,
$44,416 to repair the masonry, gutters, downspouts and windows of the Spadafore Building, Fairmont.

L to R - Clyde Gum, Jr. (Monroe County Commission) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Don Evans, Monroe County Clerk,
$30,097 to replace the roof of the Monroe County Courthouse, Union.

L to R - Jerry Berry, Summers County Commission, Linda Rider, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Wilma Angotti of the Big Four Drugstore Building in Hinton, WV,
$99,810 to repair the windows and roof of the Big Four Drugstore Building, Hinton.

L to R - Linda Rider (Summers County , Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Jerry Berry, Summers County Commission, Wilma Angotti (Summers County)
$80,000 to repair damaged bricks and repoint deteriorated mortar at the Summers County Courthouse, Hinton.