Investing in the City's History - and Future
July 2, 2019
Mayor Brian Arrigo announced this week that the City of Revere has been awarded a Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund grant towards the restoration of the Revere Historical Society Museum, located at 108 Beach Street.
Over the years, the historic building has aged and is in need of substantial rehabilitation. Recognizing the potential financial opportunity from the state, the City actively pursued this grant funding to return the building to its former architectural glory. Mayor Brian Arrigo, with the City Council’s support, appropriated funds to qualify the city for the state grant. The combination of funds will accelerate the pace at which the building restoration will take place.
“We extend our gratitude to the Massachusetts Historical Commission for the support” said Mayor Arrigo. “These funds will be vital in making important improvements to this building, which preserves our City’s rich history.”
The matching allocation of $55,000 will allow for exterior carpentry repairs addressing wood gutters and downspouts, stairways, and restore the siding. In addition, a historic paint color analysis will be conducted to restore the original paint color of the building.