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Tudor Place Receives $100,000 Matching Grant from DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been awarded a $100,000 matching grant for 2014 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. The grant, to maintain and restore critical infrastructure, is in recognition of its important role in making historic resources available to residents of all eight wards of the District. The project, which requires Tudor Place to raise an equal amount, is funded in part by the DCAH, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant and matching funds will includes replacement of a late 19th-century roof, re-pointing of a brick structure, and restoration painting of the exterior woodwork on the National Historic Landmark house, which welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year.

"It is one thing to make the case for splashy restoration projects the public sees every day," commented Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie Buhler, "but the kind of long-term preservation and maintenance covered by this grant are no less essential. We applaud DCAH for supporting the literal foundations of an impressive historic resource in our city."

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, a 5-½-acre estate in the city's Georgetown neighborhood, is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving schools and residents from across the District. The National Historic Landmark house is a unique testament to our city's past, described by the U.S Commission on Fine Arts as, "without doubt, the most significant early 19th-century residence in Washington." The site serves over 3,000 D.C. students annually, the majority of them in Title I schools.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street.