St. Peterâ€™s on Bowdoin Street could get an infusion of much-needed grant money to help repair the historic church â€” if it wins enough votes in an online competition.
According to neighbor Jeff Gonyeau, the church is â€œone of 25 sitesâ€ and the only one in Dorchester â€“ that have been â€œinvited to compete for an important and prestigious grant from Partners in Preservationâ€”a new joint initiative of the National Trust for Preservation and American Express.â€
A total of $1 million will be given, with the largest portion going to the site who receives the most votes at www.partnersinpreservation.com
Gonyeau notes: â€œI am already receiving a flurry of emails from competing sites urging their constituencies to vote, so Dorchester needs to step up and demonstrate that we as a neighborhood value our historic heritage! You can vote once a day up until voting closes on May 17th. Soâ€”spread the word and encourage people to participate in this important chance to demonstrate that Dorchester cares about its history and architecture.â€