Touchstones will get a facelift thanks to money from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Tyler Harper

Touchstones will get a facelift thanks to money from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Tyler Harper

CBT money to restore Nelson heritage buildings

Touchstones, Nelson CARES and the Legion’s home are receiving grants

Three heritage buildings in Nelson are set to receive renovation funding from Columbia Basin Trust.

Touchstones Nelson will be granted $200,000 to repoint the stone and brick mortar joints as well as restore the building’s exterior windows.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch meanwhile will be handed $80,000 to update its fire suppression system, while $20,000 is also being given to the Nelson CARES to plan for heritage restoration and preservation of its Vernon Street location.

The projects are three of 14 funded a total of $1.2 million, which was announced by the Trust on Wednesday. It’s the second intake of the $6.15-million, three-year Built Heritage Grants.

Other projects include:

• The JB Fletcher Store in Ainsworth receives $300,000 for stablization and restoration.

• New Denver’s Knox Hall gets $210,694 for upgrades.

• Queens Bay’s St-Francis-in-the-Woods church is granted $15,000 for conservation of the exterior cladding.

• The Silverton Gallery will install storm windows for $5,000.

• Slocan Legion Hall is handed $174,500 to preserve the building’s structure, improve its envelope and update it to meet safety requirements.

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