Maine Preservation, in partnership with The 1772 Foundation, awarded $100,000 in historic preservation matching grants totaling to 18 private nonprofit organizations preserving historic buildings in Maine, including the Tate House Museum in Portland.

Grants, which ranged from $2,000-$10,000, were provided for exterior painting; surface restoration; fire/security systems; repairs to/restoration of chimneys, porches, roofs and windows; repairs to foundations and sills; and masonry repointing.

The Tate House, located at 1270 Westbrook St., was constructed in 1755 for Captain George Tate (1700-1794), a senior mast agent for the British Royal Navy who came to the Colonies in 1750.  It is the only pre-Revolutionary home in greater Portland open to the public and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.