Higgins & Richardson Olmsted Campus announce $400,000 'Save America's Treasures' grant

(October 1, 2019)

Congressman Brian Higgins joined staff and board members of the Richardson Olmsted Campus to celebrate the award of a $400,000 “Save America’s Treasures” grant. The federal funding will be used on roofing to stabilize and preserve the integrity of four buildings on the campus.

“The Richardson Olmsted Campus is one of Buffalo’s most iconic architectural masterpieces,” Higgins said. “The Richardson has seen an incredible transformation, but there is work to be done to bring the entire site back to life. This grant recognizes the Richardson’s standing as a national treasure and seeks to preserve and restore this piece of Buffalo’s past and future.”

The award is provided through the "Save America's Treasures” grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program requires a commitment to dollar-for-dollar matching funding. The Richardson Olmsted Campus is one of just 41 preservation and conservation projects sharing $12.6 million nationwide this fiscal year.

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