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Façade grants awarded for Main Street buildings

Five sites along Gloucester’s Main Street have received as much as $40,000 combined to spruce up their appearance through Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust’s façade grant program, according to executive director Jenny Crittenden.

Grant award winners were:

—Arc of the Peninsula/Puller Center, up to $20,000 for parking lot and beautification projects;

—Hodges & Bryant, up to $8,374.50 to pressure wash the building’s exterior, add new lights, installation of planters and other improvements;
—Village Trade Center, up to $8,600, pressure washing, caulking of windows and columns, repairing handrails and concrete steps;

—Fairfield Foundation, up to $2,000 for replacement of the garage door and repair of stucco to the 1930 Texaco Service station building; and,

—Edge Hill House, grant of $1,025 as a reimbursement for the work already completed there during the past year such as window restoration and a sign project...

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