About the Foundation


The 1857 Foundation was incorporated on April 6, 2016 and received its 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS on January 3, 2017. The Foundation was organized by a group of concerned local business professionals who collectively saw a need to save this remarkable structure. This group, consisting of architects, engineers, bankers, attorneys, and real estate professionals, brings a tremendous amount of competent expertise to this project that we are confident will ensure the project’s ultimate success. The Foundation has recently spent nearly $10,000 to remediate damage resulting from a recent fire, with plans to begin restoration efforts by May 2017.