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Historic churches receive grants

Historic churches in Buffalo and Niagara Falls have received Sacred Sites Grants totaling $30,500, the New York Landmarks Conservancy reports.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., has been awarded one of the conservancy’s Robert W. Wilson Challenge Grants for $25,000 for work on perimeter drainage, flashing and roof restoration, along with a $2,500 grant for construction documents for roof restoration.

First Baptist Church, 554 Main St., Niagara Falls, was awarded a $3,000 grant for masonry repair at the rear elevation. A previous grant of $4,000 made repairs to the front elevation and tower.