Summarized by Kent Larsen
Mormon Steamboat Inn To Be Restored
(Threshers, others get historic grant)
Burlington IA Hawkeye 2Jun00 D6
MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA -- Not all of the restoration being done near
Nauvoo, Illinois is being done by Nauvoo Restoration, the LDS
Church-owned organization restoring Mormon buildings in the city. A
group in Bentonsport, Iowa is seeking to restore the 1846 steamboat
inn built by Mormon craftsman.
The group has obtained a grant from the State Historical Society of
Iowa, which is a division of the state Department of Cultural
Affairs. The $20,000 grant will be used to rehabilitate portions of
both the exterior and interior of the inn, the only steamboat inn in
the Midwest still being used to provide lodging.
The funds are part of $386,000 in grants provided by the state of
Iowa in its historical grant program, which is in its 11th year.