Matson Building in Princeton gets boost for repairs

Photo from Landmarks Illinois website (sent from their Dropbox)

PRINCETON, Illinois — The Bureau County Historical Society is getting some extra help for fixing the Matson Building in Princeton.

The historical society is getting a $2,500 grant to fix the awning of the building.

Nonprofit organization Landmarks Illinois has awarded a total of $15,000 in grant funding to five projects in Illinois. Among them was the grant for the Matson Building.

Funding has been granted through Landmarks Illinois Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program.

The Matson Building is a Prairie Style structure built in 1912 that the Bureau County Historical Society plans to reuse as a history learning center. It’s located at 15 Park Avenue in Princeton.

Landmarks Illinois awards matching grants through its Preservation Heritage Fund four times a year.

The Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors approved the grants in September 2019.

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