Historic Tri-State Sites Receive $15,000 in Grant Funding

Evansville African American Museum and Lyles Station receive grant funding as they work to preserve significant African American landmarks in Indiana.

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 9:40 AM

Two funds honoring the legacy of a retired Eli Lily chemist are providing grants to organizations working to preserve significant African American landmarks in Indiana.

Two tri-state locations, the Evansville African American Museum and Lyles Station, are among the recipients of the funding.

$5,000 will go to the Evansville African American Museum to help repair the 1930 Alfred and Phoebe Porter House in Evansville's Baptisttown neighborhood.

The Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation, Inc. will receive $10,000 for structural repairs, painting, and gutter replacement on the 1919 Lyles Consolidated School near Princeton.

The Standiford H. Cox Fund supports the restoration, preservation, operation and ongoing maintenance of African American historic sites in Indiana. The Dovie Stewart Cox & Chester A. Cox Sr. Memorial Fund provides support for Lost Creek Community Grove at the Lost Creek Settlement near Terre Haute, one of the state’s earliest settlements of free people of color.

Indiana Landmarks’ African American Landmarks Committee serves as a preservation advisor to both funds, recommending projects.

People who want to suggest a property that might qualify for grants from the funds should contact Indiana Landmarks with recommendations by April 1, 2021 at coxfunds@indianalandmarks.org.

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