Date: August 1, 2005
Byline: Ellen Manning
$150,000 for the Black Horse!!
Representative Schwartz Announces $150,000 Federal Grant for Historic Black Horse Inn
Washington, D.C. – On Firday, July 29th, Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-Pa.) announced that she has secured a $150,000 federal grant for further preservation and conservation efforts at the historic Black Horse Inn.
The funds were included in the Save America's Treasures program within the Fiscal Year 2006 Interior and Environmental Appropriations Act. The bill passed the House, with Rep. Schwartz's support, by a vote of 410 to 10.
In announcing the grant, Schwartz praised local organizations for their efforts to preserve the historic landmark.
"Friends of Historic Bethlehem Pike, the Springfield Township Historical Society, local elected officials, as well as local citizens, should be applauded for their hard work to preserve and protect the Black Horse Inn," said Representative Schwartz.
"I am honored to be able to support the efforts already underway to preserve the Black Horse Inn by securing a $150,000 federal grant for conservation efforts. The inn is a well-known landmark and I am pleased to help insure the site's historic integrity is preserved," added Schwartz.
"Representative Schwartz's announcement caps off a great month for the historic Black Horse Inn," say Friends president, Donald Mitchell. "At the beginning of July the building was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Then in the middle of the month, with the help of township staff, our public appeal letter hit virtually every mailbox in the township. While that was happening the chimneys on the building were being restored, thanks to the contractor coordinating committee and the Black Horse Inn Advisory Committee. And now, thanks to Rep. Schwartz, we're seeing some of our earlier fundraising efforts pay off as well."
Note to media: On Thursday, August 4th, @ 12:30 PM Representative Schwartz will hold a formal check presentation at the Black Horse Inn. For more information please contact Ellen Manning at 215-233-2134.