DANA, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Buddies of Ernie Pyle group declared Tuesday they will receive $26,400 for exterior restoration of the birthplace of famed Indiana journalist Ernie Pyle in Dana, Ind.
The grant was announced by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs on Nov. 18. The Elder-Pyle household is amongst 11 attributes that have been awarded funding by means of the Historic Renovation Grant Application, which distributed a lot more than $712,000 in this spherical of grants.
“Historic structures are some of the most highly effective storytellers in Hoosier communities,” Crouch mentioned. “The preservation of historic homes is integral to retelling Indiana’s heritage to long run generations. This funding will help guarantee communities can carry on their Hoosier tradition and tales for several years to occur.”
Eligible properties for this grant application must be at least 50 several years aged and either mentioned on the sign-up of Indiana historic web sites and structures, be stated or qualified for listing to the Nationwide Register of Historic Sites or be mentioned as a contributing source in a National Sign up District.
The federal Division of the Interior added the Elder-Pyle Property to the Nationwide Sign up on Aug. 25. The home is found up coming to the Ernie Pyle Planet War II Museum in Pyle’s hometown of Dana.
After the National Register announcement, Mates of Ernie Pyle President Steve Key reported the group hoped the countrywide designation would open up up means to help with the site’s preservation.
The Buddies of Ernie Pyle, a non-revenue group that maintains the web page and promotes Pyle’s legacy, has been preserving funds for a long time to pay for the necessary repairs and restoration. The group was a short while ago assisted by a $39,000-additionally donation from the Indiana Office of the American Legion.
“The Friends of Ernie Pyle are thrilled with the information of the Historic Renovation Grant Method funding,” Vital said. “This is the past piece of the puzzle to enable us to move ahead to restore and maintain the exterior of Ernie Pyle’s birthplace.”