Friends of Historic Spring City (FOHSC) 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 please click HERE. )
Below are a few projects FOHSC 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.
Paint the Old Firehouse on Main Street.
The FOHSC donated $5,800 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 FOHSC 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 FOHSC 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.
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.
FOHSC paid to repaint the Old Firehouse on Main Street .
FOHSC 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.