$390,000 from Kansas Department of Commerce Will Help Restore Five Historic Landmarks Across Kansas

By Quinn O’Hara

On June 18, the Kansas Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced more than $390,000 has been awarded to five recipients across the state in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline grants.

According to the Kansas Commerce website, “The Emergency HEAL program provides resources to address sudden and urgent needs of communities with buildings that are at risk of imminent loss, that are causing damage to surrounding downtown buildings, and/or have significant damage due to fire, storms, wind, water, etc. are eligible projects.”

The grants will fund the following projects aimed at saving cherished downtown landmarks:

The Happy Hippie building in Clay Center, the Julius Kuhn Block in Atchinson, the Macksville Community Building and Opera in Macksville, the McCloud Buildings in Lyons, and No Place Like Home in Minneapolis.

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