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Flagler College awarded two state grants for historic preservation

Dec 1, 2016

Flagler College’s historic Dining Hall, Kenan Hall, Molly Wiley Art Building and Anderson Cottage will be receiving much-needed rehabilitation and preservation work over the next two years, thanks to two state of Florida historic preservation grants totaling $1.5 million.

The grants awarded during this spring’s legislative session will begin this summer and are scheduled to be completed by the college’s 50th anniversary in 2018.

“We’re pleased that the state has continued to partner with Flagler College to recognize the importance of the historic campus buildings,” said Flagler President Dr. William T. Abare Jr. “These projects help showcase the college’s commitment to historic preservation.”

An award of $1 million will enable continuation of the restoration of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon’s Dining Hall, Kenan Hall and the Molly Wiley Art Building. A second grant award of $500,000 will fund the rehabilitation of Anderson Cottage, the historic residence located on Sevilla Street between the Ringhaver Student Center and the Proctor Library.

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