The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Preservation Society of Fall River a $6,500 grant to purchase and install a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit at the Dr. Isaac Fiske House (c.1833) — a Fall River Underground Railroad site.
“The Preservation Society is very thankful for the support of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation,” Board of Directors President Jim Soule said. “This grant will not only make the property more energy efficient, but also help preserve this piece of Fall River history for years to come.”
The Preservation Society acquired the Fiske House, located at 263 Pine Street, in September 2018. The building is currently a multi-tenant apartment and office of the Preservation Society.
The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation distributed $353,600 in grants to over 40 organizations in the region at its check presentation event on Dec. 19, 2019. Nine Fall River area grant recipients, including the Preservation Society, received a total of $64,500.