Preservation Massachusetts, in partnership with The 1772 Foundation, is pleased to announce the Brookhouse Home is one of sixteen recipients of Preservation Massachusetts 2022 matching historic preservation grants. Sixteen diverse projects from across the Commonwealth were selected to receive funds of up to $10,000 each for exterior projects on their historic properties. The Brookhouse Home was awarded $10,000 for Window Repair and Restoration. Listed as the Benjamin W. Crowninshield House (c.1810), the original owners of our home, the grant funding reinforces the great needs that our many historic buildings have and the amount of work the organizations responsible for them undertake. The work we do today ensures these important parts of our history and community remain for the future.
“It is such an honor for us to receive this prestigious grant,” said Judy Kane, Administrator of the Brookhouse Home. “We cherish the history of our home, designed and built by Samuel McIntire originally for Benjamin Crowninshield, and we feel so fortunate that Preservation Massachusetts and the 1772 Foundation also supports our efforts to preserve and maintain this beautiful home.”
Securing funding for historic preservation projects remains a top priority for Preservation Massachusetts and other preservation organizations across the country. Erin Kelly, President of Preservation Massachusetts, stated that the continued interest in The 1772 Foundation matching grant “reenforces the need that exists for the many historic resources that we have in Massachusetts and the amount of work that is undertaken by the organizations that are responsible for them. She added that, “There is great need to expand funding opportunities for the many historic buildings that make up the places that matter to us from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. The work our grant recipients do today ensures that integral parts of our communities remain for tomorrow. We are grateful for the support of The 1772 Foundation and congratulate this year’s grant recipients.”
About Preservation Massachusetts:
Preservation Massachusetts was established in 1985 as Historic Massachusetts, Inc. We are the statewide non-profit organization that actively promotes the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes as a positive force for economic development and the retention of community character. The organization is supported entirely by grants, fundraising events and the support of our membership. In keeping with our mission, we work in partnership with national, state and local organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth to advance and understanding, appreciation and utilization of our historic built and natural landscapes. More information about Preservation Massachusetts may be found online at www.preservationmass.org
About the 1772 Foundation:
The 1772 Foundation was named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, NJ, which was built in 1772 and is the ancestral home of the Livingston and Kean families. The late Stewart B. Kean was the sole benefactor to The 1772 Foundation. The 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations. More information about The 1772 Foundation may be found at www.1772foundation.org.