DANA, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Pals of Ernie Pyle team announced Tuesday they will acquire $26,400 for exterior restoration of the birthplace of famed Indiana journalist Ernie Pyle in Dana, Ind.
The grant was introduced by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Place of work of Community and Rural Affairs on Nov. 18. The Elder-Pyle dwelling is among the 11 properties that ended up awarded funding by means of the Historic Renovation Grant Plan, which dispersed extra than $712,000 in this spherical of grants.
“Historic structures are some of the most effective storytellers in Hoosier communities,” Crouch said. “The preservation of historic properties is integral to retelling Indiana’s history to potential generations. This funding will enable make sure communities can go on their Hoosier custom and stories for years to come.”
Eligible homes for this grant program must be at the very least 50 a long time outdated and possibly listed on the sign-up of Indiana historic internet sites and constructions, be detailed or qualified for listing to the Countrywide Sign up of Historic Destinations or be listed as a contributing useful resource in a National Sign-up District.
The federal Section of the Inside additional the Elder-Pyle Dwelling to the Nationwide Sign-up on Aug. 25. The household is situated up coming to the Ernie Pyle Planet War II Museum in Pyle’s hometown of Dana.
Right after the National Sign-up announcement, Good friends of Ernie Pyle President Steve Key explained the group hoped the national designation would open up means to aid with the site’s preservation.
The Pals of Ernie Pyle, a non-income group that maintains the web-site and encourages Pyle’s legacy, has been preserving revenue for years to find the money for the desired repairs and restoration. The team was just lately assisted by a $39,000-in addition donation from the Indiana Department of the American Legion.
“The Buddies of Ernie Pyle are thrilled with the news of the Historic Renovation Grant Program funding,” Crucial stated. “This is the previous piece of the puzzle to allow us to transfer forward to restore and preserve the exterior of Ernie Pyle’s birthplace.”