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Shaw University Receives $500,000 Grant from National Park Service to Rehabilitate Tyler Hall

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Shaw University Receives $500,000 Grant from National Park Service to Rehabilitate Tyler Hall

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RALEIGH, N.C. – In July 2022, Shaw University received a $500,000 grant award from the National Park Service to rehabilitate Tyler Hall. Built in 1910, the building previously served as the location of the Leonard Medical Hospital; it now serves as the administrative office for Shaw University. 

Grant funds will be used to rehabilitate the historic windows and install new controls for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment systems in the building. This project is supported through a Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant provided by the Historic Preservation Fund, as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior.

NPS Director Chuck Sams said: “For more than 180 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have provided high-level academics, opportunities, and community for generations of students. These grants enable HBCUs to preserve the noteworthy structures that honor the past and tell the ongoing story of these historic institutions.” The National Park Service recently announced $9.7 million in grants to assist 21 preservation projects in nine states for historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University, said, “Tyler Hall is an iconic and historic presence on the campus of Shaw University, and we are appreciative of this opportunity to restore the building and continue its impactful legacy. We are grateful to the National Park Service and its Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program to support such noteworthy causes and to preserve our history.” 

Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically Black institution of higher education founded in North Carolina and is among the oldest in the nation. The University was founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper. Dr. Paulette Dillard currently serves as the University’s 18th President. For more information, visit:

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