The Preservation Education Institute receives $1,500 from People’s United Bank to rehabilitate the Stephen Jacob House

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first_imgPhoto: Judy Hayward, Executive Director of The Preservation Education Institute receives a $1,500 check from Alice Baird, Financial Services Manager at People’s United Bank in front of the Stephen Jacob House. People’s United Bank,On Labor Day weekend in 1971, a group of area residents formed Historic Windsor, Inc. to save the Windsor House from demolition. In the intervening 40 years, this organization has made a big and far reaching impact by: rehabilitating Windsor House, managing it for over 33 years, and returning it to provide ownership in 2005. They also operated the Vermont State Craft Center at Windsor Housing and the Gerard Room Gallery for 19 years showcasing the work of hundreds of Vermont artists and craftspeople and conducted craft education for thousands of people. At The Preservation Education Institute, they have offered hundreds of innovative preservation education programs from Vermont to Oregon since 1983 and provide technical assistance to property owners and others for the care of historic buildings.‘The funding from People’s United Bank will assist us with our newest project ‘ rescuing and rehabilitating the Stephen Jacob Housing,’ said Judy Hayward, Executive Director at The Preservation Education Institute. ‘When finished the Stephen Jacob House will have a permanent home and the building will have three, market rate apartments to generate funds to sustain the building’s operation. A combination of contractors, Preservation Education Institute students, and prisoners from the Windsor Correctional Facility will be involved in the rehabilitation work to bring this important building back to life.’‘We are proud to support The Preservation Education Institute as they take on the rescue of the Stephen Jacob House,’ said Alice Baird, Financial Services Manager for People’s United Bank in Windsor. ‘There is so much history in Windsor, our support of The Preservation Education Institute helps to bring the history to life.’People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $25 billion in assets. Peoples United Bank, founded in 1842, provides consumer, commercial and wealth management services through nearly 340 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and in Westchester County and Long Island, New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People’s United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.Windsor, Vermontlast_img

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