Preservation Mathews, Inc., has been awarded a National Park Service grant to complete an architectural survey and produce the National Register of Historic Places nomination packet for the Gwynn’s Island Historic District.
The Emergency Supplemental Historic Properties Fund grant will be administered by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Funding was made available to localities that were affected following Hurricanes Michael and Florence which impacted Mathews County in September and October of 2018.
There is no set amount for the grant at this point, according to Lori Jackson Black, one of the founding members of Preservation Mathews. “This was project-specific and will be put out to bid for a contractor,” she said.
A reconnaissance-level architectural survey for the entirety of the Gwynn’s Island Historic District, approximately 600 parcels, will encompass both historic and non-historic properties to build a full inventory for use in a National Register of Hist...
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