Lawrence fails to win grant to restore 100-year-old mausoleum; some roof repairs to be made

The city has failed to win a grant that would have paid for significant repairs to the 100-year-old Oak Hill Cemetery mausoleum, but city leaders say some repairs will still be made.

In November, the city applied for a $90,000 Heritage Trust Fund Grant from the Kansas Historical Society to begin restoration of the ailing mausoleum.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Director Derek Rogers said he is disappointed in the outcome, but the city was one of 53 applicants vying for limited funds. The city presented its application on Saturday, but the mausoleum was not one of the 20 properties to win a grant. Regardless, Rogers said the city still plans to repair leaks in the mausoleum’s roof.

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