Friends of Historic Spring City have been the main force behind the preservation of the Old 1899 Spring City Public School. We also have a barn preseration program and continue to keep the Spring City building current with the National Register. (If you would like to see the history of the Old School pleas eclick on the 'Old School Project' button to the left.)
Below are a few projects we have supported and worked on in Spring City, Utah.
Spring City became a Certified Local Government with the State Historical Society, qualifying the city for matching grants each year. Grants were used to help pay for the Spring City History book.
Paid $1575 to paint the Old Firehouse on Main Street.
Spring City received a grant from the Utah Energy office for $9012, a grant from the Eccles Foundation for $5000, a grant fro the DUP for $4384 and another one for $2500. The FHSC donated $5800 to the City. The money was used to pay for a new transformer for the city buildings and a new furnace for the old school.
The data for 1978 National Register Survey of historic sites in Spring City was updated.
The FHSC printed a historic home tour booklet. A portion of the costs were matched by a certified Local Government Grant contribution of $1264.
In the summer of 2000 The FHSC donated about $1000 worth of work to save Carma Beck’s barn.
A CLG grant of $17,000 funded Main Street projects for various individuals and a new kitchen in city hall.
FHSC donated about $1000 worth of work to save Ken Exeter’s barn. This was Merton Christensen’s old barn.
Spring City received a $100,000.00 Save America’s Treasures grant for the Old School.
The site survey of Spring City for the National Historic Register was updated again this year by the FHSC.
The Spring City Home Tour booklet was updated, redesigned and reprinted.
The slide show of Historical Spring City photos was updated. The show is shown at Heritage Day Celebrations.
Save Americas Treasures grant was completed.
Mike Murphy was given a contract to repaint the Old Firehouse on Main Street for $4000.
FHSC members discussed ways the organization can broaden our community service, beyond saving the Old School, Firehouse, several barns in town, Historic House plaques, National Historic Register updating and monitoring and scholarships.
2 College scholarships were awarded this year.