The 1772 Foundation Supports Comfort Station Restoration with $100,000 Grant

Project receives $100,000 from the 1772 Foundation to support building restoration!

Historic Boston Inc. is pleased to announce the receipt of a $100,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation of Newport, Rhode Island for capital costs associated with rehabilitation of the Comfort Station. 

The 1772 Foundation is a long-time, nationally recognized proponent of historic properties redevelopment programs, sometimes called revolving funds. B. Danforth Ely, president of The 1772 Foundation, commented, “1772 regards its mission to preserve historic properties with a real sense of urgency. For this reason, a key granting priority is support for historic properties redevelopment programs. HBI has received several grants from us in the past and has a track record of successful, transformative projects.”

The 1772 Foundation’s mission is to provide safe passage of historic buildings and farmland to future generations. The Foundation was named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, NJ, which was built in 1772 and is the ancestral home of the Livingston and Kean families. The late Stewart B. Kean was the original benefactor of The 1772 Foundation.

We are very grateful to The 1772 Foundation for its confidence in the organization’s mission, and for its critical support for endangered historic buildings that can support broader neighborhood renewal.