Donna Petrangelo of the Friends of the First Parish Meetinghouse shares with us the successes and challenges that lie ahead for this endangered landmark.
"Since being named one of Massachusetts’ Most Endangered Resources in 2014, our efforts to save Plymouth’s First Parish Meetinghouse have continued to progress, and we have taken some important steps. However, locating significant sources of funding continues to prove extremely difficult due to the lack of federal and state money for historic preservation. In addition, many private foundations will not award grants to religious institutions, regardless of their historical importance. We have a long way to go—more than 1.5 million dollars.
Read more about their efforts and plan here.
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