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UPH $200k Grant

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Yesterday it was officially announced that Universal Preservation Hall was awarded a $200,000 matching grant as part of the federal program Save America’s Treasures. Unfortunately I missed yesterday’s press conference with U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, who helped to secure the grant, but luckily fellow Steeplechasers were on hand to help represent the work we’ve all been doing to preserve the building and turn it into a new performing arts venue for the community.


The Saratogian / UPH receives $200,000:

SARATOGA SPRINGS — First came the rescue. Now, the work of the restoration continues.

Universal Preservation Hall took a large step forward in being transformed into the city’s newest performing arts venue with Monday’s announcement that it received a $197,000 grant from the federal program ‘Save America’s Treasures.’

U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, who assisted in securing the grant, toured the historic building on Washington Street Monday afternoon.

‘I recognize the value of preserving a treasure like this and making it functional,’ said Sweeney, admiring the building that boasts the tallest spire in Saratoga and was originally built in 1871.

Sweeney said he anticipates the cultural influence, and the economic impact on the community to be ‘enormous’ when the 700-seat hall opens for business.

UPH’s new Managing Director Matt Kopans has started the official UPH Blog, and posted this about yesterday’s event.

Congrats to UPH on this great milestone!

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