On Friday, August 22, Preservation Oklahoma presented a PlanFirst
Grant to Founders Place Historic District for the development of a restoration plan for the Alice Robertson Home, 1109 Elgin Avenue, in Muskogee. This 1905 home was listed on the 2014 list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places. A full press release that includes information on the house can be located here.
About PlanFirst Grant
In October 2006, BancFirst teamed with Preservation Oklahoma and agreed to award grants to Oklahoma historic preservation projects in BancFirst communities. This grant project, PlanFirst, is a dollar for dollar match, up to $1,500 per community. These grants focus on funding the important initial planning phase of preservation projects such as conditions assessments, architectural planning documents, master plan studies or fund raising plans. Since its inception, PlanFirst grants have been used to fund projects in Guthrie, Frederick, Jenks, Harrah, Stroud, and Roosevelt. The application guidelines and form can be downloaded below. Please contact POK for more information.