Tudor Place Earns $100,000 Grant
Tudor Place Historic Home and Garden received a $100,000 grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
When asked how the Tudor Place team felt about receiving the grant, Leslie Buhler replied, “Gratitude. The maintenance of a historic site is tremendous work.”
The money from the grant will go towards three major projects: the painting and restoration of the windows on the national historic landmark house, the repointing of the bricks on another and the replacement of a roof.
“You can actually put your fingers through the brick,” said Buhler, stressing the importance of these renovations.
Tudor Place must now focus on fundraising to match the grant.
Tudor Place has been a part of Georgetown since it was completed in 1816 by Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. He was the son of Robert Peter, who was the first Mayor of Georgetown, and she was the granddaughter of Martha Washington. Today,
Tudor Place offers visitors a look into American history at this virtually untouched landscape along with the collections of the Custis-Peter family from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It is a popular spot for special events and weddings.