2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Petersen
Historic Blenheim

Item 531 #161h

Item 531 #161h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $50,000 FY2006 $50,000 GF

Page 388, after line 37, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the City of Fairfax for Historic Blenheim."

(This amendment provides a general fund grant of $50,000 each year to the City of Fairfax for the restoration of the Historic Blenheim property. This 12-acre property, purchased by the city in 1999, includes Civil War historic site as well as open green space and woodlands. The city will use the general fund dollars provided by this amendment to preserve the Blenheim house, including restoration of the gardens, family cemetery, a barn, slave quarters, smokehouse, and carriage house. The Blenheim house is listed on both the National and Virginia Registers of Historic Places because it contains the nation's largest and best-preserved collection of Civil War soldier graffiti.)