Isaacson announces local Keystone Historic Preservation grants

State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., announced today that $300,000 in state funding has been awarded to help preservation and promotional efforts for three organizations in her legislative district. 

Those organizations are: 

  • Historic St. George's Preservation Society - $100,000  
  • Arch Street United Methodist Church - $100,000  
  • Christ Church Preservation Trust - $100,000    Arch Street United Methodist Church will use its portion of the allotment to restore a historic 215-foot-long spire and fix a marble exterior, replace brick, and repair windows to make sure the church remains a healing community space.  Christ Church Preservation Trust will preserve the Christ Church Burial Ground, which is one of the more unique colonial graveyards in America by rebuilding the seven-foot-tall masonry wall that surrounds the cemetery.   Historic St. George’s Preservation Society will fix leaking throughout its building and structural issues within the main building, which dates to 1763.   “2026 is right around the corner, and with such an important celebration to be hosted in our incredible city, Philadelphia, I am honored to see this funding being invested in our country’s history in the birthplace of our nation,” Isaacson said. “I am proud to support these institutions that have made it a priority to preserve our past and welcome in the future.”   A total of $833,621 was awarded throughout the city by The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. The goal of the grants is to support projects that work to identify, preserve and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania.   The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund. The fund is supported annually from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue.