Kiowa County Murdock Building Receives Preservation Funding

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Representative Tim Dore presented a check to the Murdock Building preservation for $170,171. on Friday, February 5, 2016  This check will help stabilize a portion of the structure of the historic building.  Kiowa County purchased the Murdoch Building in 2007 with plans to rehab a portion for its use as a senior center and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site office.

Funding for this project was provided through State Historical Fund, Department of Local Affairs, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Kiowa County, Colorado Preservation, The Eads Chamber of Commerce, Kiowa County National Bank, and the Governor’s Energy Office.

These programs and legislation ran by Dore in 2014, the “Main Street Revitalization and Job Creation Act,” have focused on areas of rural Colorado with assistance to help build a strong foundation for economic development in towns, such as Eads, as well as bring a small amount of grant money and tax credits to jump start rehabbing of vital historic buildings in these areas.

“The legislation I passed along with the cooperative programs such as the Colorado State Historic Fund, allow historic and often deteriorating structures to be rehabbed and become a building with benefits for today while preserving their historic significance of Colorado’s rich past.”  Dore said.

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