Quincy Preserves Programs

Quincy Preserves presents a number of programs, resources, and educational opportunities to the community.  Three areas of focus are our Facade Program, our Plaquing Program, and Quincy Preserves Scholarships.

Facade Program

Attention Commercial Building Owners: Quincy Preserves, Inc. sponsors a Facade Program that provides financial assistance for the restoration of period architectural design details on commercial building facades located in the historic Quincy business district.

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Financial assistance is in the form of a low interest loan for twenty-five percent (25%) of the approved facade improvement cost to be repaid to the program and a grant for another twenty-five (25%) of the approved facade improvement cost. The property owner is responsible for the remaining fifty percent (50%) of the facade project’s cost. Total grant and loan assistance is limited to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per facade project.

Some of the properties that have participated in this program are: 648 Maine Street, 111 Jail Alley, 132 North 8th Street, 236 North 6th Street, 833 Kentucky Street, 424 South 8th Street and 117 Hampshire Street.

Quincy Preserves Facade Program Guidelines

Download & Print Quincy Preserves Facade Program Guidelines & Application (.docx file)

Plaquing Program

Quincy Preserves Plaque RecipientsThe Quincy Preserves Plaquing program was restarted in 2001 after having been inactive since 1996. Started in the early 1970s, the program had plaqued over 100 residences, churches and other structures in Quincy.

The Plaquing Committee considers the nominated houses and buildings then gives their recommendations to the Quincy Preserves, which then chooses the most historically significant structures to receive plaques. The bronze, 10×7 inch plaques are then awarded to the owners of the structures at our annual meeting at the beginning of the year.

The Plaquing Committee will begin considering structures in Quincy and Adams County for plaquing in the fall. Those chosen will be awarded at the March annual meeting. We need a few energetic new members for the committee, so please volunteer if interested. Also, we are always interested in suggestions of buildings/homes/structures worthy of being plaqued.

Quincy Preserves Scholarships

Applications for a $500 Quincy Preserves scholarship are sent to Quincy and Adams County high school counselors’ offices. Quincy Preserves has awarded seven scholarships in the last three years. By offering these scholarships, the board hopes to encourage an awareness of historic preservation among young people, but applicants need not be planning a career in the field. Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and an essay responding to questions devised by the board.

Scholarship Award Recipients

From left to right: Katie Churchill Lentz, Don Swartz-Scholarship and Membership Chair of Quincy Preserves, and Madison Steinkamp.

From left to right: Katie Churchill Lentz, Don Swartz-Scholarship and Membership Chair of Quincy Preserves, and Madison Steinkamp.

Current Scholarship Winners

  • Katie Churchill Lentz, Quincy Senior High School
  • Madison Steinkamp, Quincy Notre Dame High School

Past Scholarship Winners

  • Jacob Smith, Camp Point Central High School
  • Emma Ritter, Quincy Notre Dame High School
  • Brenna Webster, Quincy Senior High School
  • Christina Goehl, Quincy Senior High School
  • Rebecca Smith, Camp Point Central High School
  • Kristin Spurrier, Quincy Senior High School
  • Kelsey Martin, Liberty High School
  • Mitchell Fairley, Quincy Senior High School,
  • Janelle Wooten, Quincy Senior High School
  • Courtney Moline, Quincy Senior High School
  • Katie Ary, Quincy Notre Dame High School