Albright Center Project Moves Forward with State Historical Grant

(HARRISBURG) – Construction of a new stage and modern banquet hall will proceed at the Albright Center in Sunbury with the award of an $80,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).  The Albright project was one of only thirty projects funded through the highly competitive Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grant Program and received the maximum grant amount.

“This program is used to fund preservation and rehabilitation of historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” said Rep. Culver.  “This project will maintain the historic nature of the Albright Center, while upgrading features for a modern community arts center.”

The Albright Center is a former church in the Sunbury Historic District that is being converted into a regional arts center by Sunbury Revitalization, Inc. and the City of Sunbury.

“Sunbury Revitalization forwarded an outstanding application for this project, and the Historical and Museum Commission is to be commended for their expert guidance as Rep. Culver and I worked through the application process,” said Senator Gordner.  “The Albright project is good for the city and our region, and we will continue to seek support for this important endeavor.”

The project previously received $400,000 in state support through the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit program.  Sunbury Revitalization, Inc. is also contributing matching funds for the renovation projects.

The Keystone Historic Grant Preservation Program is used for both planning and construction of projects that preserve, rehabilitate and restore places of historic significance.  The General Assembly approved $1.2 million for the 2015-2016 fiscal year for the program.

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