Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall 2010 Updates

Great news on the fundraising front! We have received a $2500 matching grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy to enable the production of the necessary documents to get bids from contractors for the masonry work on the walls, which is needed before additional conservation/restoration work can continue on the mazelos paintings. Ron and Amy Iles of Building Integrity Associates will be producing these documents and helping us with the bid process. Now we just need to raise the funds for the actual work - a slightly higher figure!!

We've also received a generous $6000 grant from the Bay and Paul Foundations towards the restoration of the stained glass windows. This October we will be working with Mary Clerkin Higgins, a stained glass conservator and artist, to replace missing glass in the lower front window and start some stabilization of the upper window glass. We're also going to be installing a better cover over the upper window, and replacing the rusted iron cover on the window on the rear facade.

Many many thanks to Susan Mathisen of SAM Fundraising for her excellent work on these grant applications!

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