State Grant Awarded for Restoration of Northumberland County Courthouse

(HARRISBURG) – Northumberland County has been awarded funding through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to assist in a restoration project for the Northumberland county Courthouse, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107). 

Through PHMC’s Keystone Historic Preservation grant program, the County will receive $100,000.  The funds will be used to help refurbish the existing courthouse, including masonry work on the brownstone elements of the building.

“I am pleased that PHMC awarded this significant grant,” said Senator Gordner.  “It is gratifying to know that this historical building will be brought back to its former glory.”

“I’d like to congratulate the Northumberland County officials for submitting a viable and important project for funding consideration and for being awarded this grant,” said Representative Culver.

“The restoration and improvements will allow the courthouse to continue to be an important landmark in Northumberland County for many years to come,” said Representative Masser.

PHMC approves grants through the Keystone Historic Preservation (KHP) Grant Program, which are used to fund preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration activities of historic sites that are eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.   Eligible applicants include non-profit or municipal governments who operate publicly accessible historic properties.  Eligible projects include the repair, or replacement in-kind of historic building features that ensures a positive preservation outcome.  Applicants must supply a 50% match.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov