(Nebraska City) — Funding is underway to renovate a venerable Nebraska City residence into an important location for the city’s tourist services.
Earlier this week, the Nebraska City Council approved the allocation of $17,400 in city growth funds as a grant to the 806 Historical Preservation Foundation. Plans are for the organization to use the money to renovate the structure at 806 1st Avenue. Speaking on KMA’s “Morning Line” program earlier this week, Nebraska City Mayor Bryan Bequette said the historic home built in the 1880s now serves as the city’s offices of tourism and commerce. city of Nebraska.
“This foundation showed up for this money,” Bequette said. “It’s mostly for the porch – it’s in bad shape. It needs a lot of work, a lot of paint.”
Bequette says the nonprofit foundation will provide matching funds for the home’s renovation.
“They keep flyers and brochures up there,” she said. “It’s where a lot of people check in when they come to town, and it’s where they keep tourism and brochures. It’s just old and in need of repair – so it’s what the economic development money will go to.”
Renovation work is expected to begin this fall.