The Preservation Society of Fall River was awarded a $6,500 grant sponsorship from BayCoast Bank to purchase and install a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit for the c.1833 Dr. Isaac Fiske House — a Fall River Underground Railroad site.
“We at the Preservation Society are extremely grateful for the sponsorship by BayCoast Bank,” said Jim Soule, President of the Board of Directors. “This grant brings us one step closer to completing our HVAC project for the Fiske House, which will reduce energy costs and help preserve its historic exterior.”
The grant was approved by the BayCoast Bank Executive Committee on June 16, 2020.
The Preservation Society purchased 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.