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 tiles 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.