Helleberg Building
Facade Project Grant Winner 2008

Siblings Karen and John Helleberg will use their award to remove imitation brick slip-covering, clean and restore bricks, apply thin brick to damaged wood panels, install three canvas awnings, and replace existing signage with historic signage.  The $36,000 project will be supplemented by a grant of $15,000.


Cunningham’s Journal
Facade Project Grant Winner 2008

Owners Heath and Amanda Smallcomb have been awarded $10,000 for a facade project totaling $126,000.  With the grant, Cunningham’s Journal will undergo: exterior surface repair and repainting, replacement of 2nd story windows, cornice repair, awning and sign replacement, and 19th and early 20th century ads will be be repainted on the east side of the building.


Historic Buffalo County National Bank
Facade Project Grant Winner 2008

The historic Buffalo County National Bank building, owned by Craig and Betty Peister, will use a $7,500 grant to recreate decorative columns on the east entrance, clean and repaint brick and stucco, and clean and repair 2nd story windows.  This project was successfully completed in October, 2008.


The Creative Teacher
Facade Project Grant Winner 2008

The Creative Teacher, pictured received a 2008 facade grant of $7,500 with a 25% cash match.  The project includes window casing repair, tuck pointing, awning replacement, and new signage.


Yeagley, Swanson-Murray Law Offices
Facade Project Grant Winner 2007

The Yeagley, Swanson-Murray Law Offices have been under construction since May 2006.  The owners were awarded a $10,000 Facade Project Grant in August 2007 to complete exterior improvements.  The renovation of the facade – including removal of a metal awning, metal tile siding, and the installation of replica windows and doors was completed in October 2007.


The Wort Building
Facade Project Winner 2007

The owner of the Wort Building was awarded a $20,000 Facade Project Grant in August 2007 for exterior improvements including awning replacement, new signage, masonry repair and paint.  The building leases street level space to four businesses while the second floor is occupied apartment units.  This project has been successfully completed in June 2008.


The Kaufmann Centre
Facade Project Grant Winner 2006

The Kaufmann Centre was the 1st recipient of the Facade Project Grant.  In August 2006 the owners were granted $30,000 to restore the 1920’s department store building.  Restoration included a new awning and metal titles to replicate the original stained glass, new windows on the south and above the awning, brick cleaning and replacement of decorative brick.  The Kaufmann Centre was completed in May 2007, and leases space to six businesses.  It is one of few remaining examples of Art Deco architecture in Kearney.