Before Shot 2014
After Shot 2018
Frequently asked questions
What projects have been completed by GPS since 2014?
With the help of many businesses and organizations (small and large), members and many volunteers within and outside the Granby Community, GPS has done the following to
Have you seen the face lift of Kellogg Hall?
What projects are planned for 2020 and beyond?
The priority this year : Occupancy & Site Plan Approval
Why haven't we applied for grants?
Many grants have macthing fund needs, with the requirement that those applying must have the entire project cost in hand, and once the project is completed they will disperse 50% of the entire project monies back to the applying organization. Many grants require architectural studies prior to applying for preservation grants and organizations have to pay prevailing wages as required by governmental guidelines which adds to project costs. We chose to fix the envelope of the building outside the grant process with the limited monies we generate from our memberships, donations and fund raisers to prevent further deterioration of the building. We still have operating costs, like insurance, electricity, heating and real estate taxes which we have to pay and can't devote all our monetary resources to applying for grants. Preservation grants do not cover any utility systems, nor elevators, so we will have to fund raise for those projects and try to get the best estimates and use volunteer labor judiciously to accomplish these projects.
How much more is needed to complete the restoration of Kellogg Hall?
This restoration is going into it's seventh year. Quite a journey with very visible results. Our on going fund raiser at the moment, is the Monyhly Calendar which will help continue to raise funds for the restoration of this grand Queen Anne in the Center Historic District of Granby. The year of 2020 has been challenging for everyone. We are trying to run fund raiser online to continue the quest of restoration, to keep our community and supporters safe, healthly and entertained. It's difficult but rewarding to know we are managing to accomplish the projects long in the works, but realize that future projects may take longer to accomplish. Right now we keep our monetary projects small and attainable until we can run larger events. We hope you continue to participate in our events so GPS can continue to restore this historic building! Thank you for your continued support!
When do you plan to complete the painting project?
We met the project goal of 75 thousand dollars the end of December 2019, the entire building was painted this spring. We depleted our savings account for projects, but it was worth it, everyone is telling us the building looks beautiful. Thank you for all your support!
What Happened Xmas 2019?
To all supporting our cause, Granby Preservation Society would like to sincerely THANK YOU! Every coin, gift certificate and raffle item, trees and item in the Festival of Trees, items for the tag sales, car owner at the Car Shows, every patron walking the Haunted House, every donor, sponsor, volunteer, child actor, GPS member, vendor and business, every present wrapped at the Hampshire Mall. What a Christmas present you gave to Granby 12/25/2019. Not only was the $75,000 threshold met, it was surpassed on 12/24/2019. The extra will be used toward the next major project the Corporation is saving to accomplish in the coming years.
When was the external Painting of Kellogg Hall Completed?
The painting of the building's remaing sides was completed in June of 2020 during the Civd-19 pandemic. Luckily we raised all the required funds by Decmber of 2019 with our final fund raising activity of gift wrapping at the Hadley Mall 2019. It was a welcome Christmas present for the entire membership and patron of the Granby Preservation Society and we are very appreciative to have met the goal before the pandemic shut down all our fund raising activities.