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Gallatin's Rose Mont to receive state grant for historical preservation


Gallatin’s Historic Rose Mont is a recipient of a $53,000 grant for Capital Maintenance and Improvement from the state of Tennessee as administered through the Tennessee State Museum. The grant award will be used for repairing and rehabilitating the south side verandah. On the south “service” side of the mansion, a two-storied verandah was enclosed with clapboard in 1883 to create additional living space. In 1973, aluminum siding was added to cover the deteriorated clapboard, concealing its original character. Funds will be used to remove both the aluminum siding and the old clapboard, restoring the verandah to its antebellum appearance. This transformation will enhance the ability to offer tours that accurately reflect the history of enslaved house servants on the property. Additionally, two original staircases in this area require stabilization. The project for the Rose Mont home must be completed by May.