- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is awarding almost $2 million in grants to cover several preservation projects.

The state money was awarded Friday. The department says in a news release that the grants help preserve and restore historic courthouses and schools and other historic properties.

Among the grants are $370,000 to stabilize the structure and do restoration work at Bailey School in Jackson; $210,480 for the LaPointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula, to preserve the building’s mid-18th century characteristics; $160,000 for restoration of the M&O; Depot in Aberdeen; and $156,894 for roof repairs and drainage improvement at the Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville.

Also:

- $148,800 for roof work at the Union County Courthouse in New Albany.

- $128,916 to repair gutters, roof and the bell tower at City Hall in Yazoo City.

- $120,000 for structure stabilization and restoration at Shaw High School in Shaw.

- $117,600 for renovation and roof restoration at Okolona Elementary School, Okolona.

- $105,795 for roofing and electrical repairs and interior rehabilitation at Temple B’nai Israel in Natchez.

- $85,824 for roofing renovation of the 1951 section of Wechsler School in Meridian.

- $75,447 for rehabilitation of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Convent in Vicksburg.

- $69,483 for electrical repair and interior renovation at Columbia Waterworks in Columbia.

- $67,201 for roofing repair at the former West Point Colored High School in West Point.

- $59,648 for restoration of the Walthall County Courthouse in Tylertown.

- $51,840 for roof repairs at Newton City Hall.

- $39,600 for structure stabilization, foundation repair and plasterwork at Meadville Armory in Meadville.

- $29,904 for restoration and handicapped access at Poplar Hill Museum of African American Culture in Fayette.


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