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Bend receives grant for homestead improvements

The city of Bend has received a grant to help preserve an historic homestead on the city's northeast side.

The Charles and Anita Boyd buildings on River Mall Avenue, including a home built in 1906, need replacement of damaged siding on the ice house and restoration of the loft and lower right It's currently being used for the retail store Pomegranate.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department issued a notice Thursday to make the public aware of the projects and solicit comments pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

The comment period is open for 30 days from the date of this announcement. To provide comments or learn more information about this project, visit www.oregonheritage.org and follow the federal grant public comment page link or contact Tracy Schwartz at Tracy.Schwartz@oregon.gov or 503-986-0661.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants, known as the Historic Preservation Fund, to assist the various states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and in Oregon, is administered through the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. For information about the grants contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov.

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