Balcony support bracket, Alexander-Withrow House, c. 1790, Lexington. ©Jennifer Law Young
Facade Grant Program
Established through a bequest from the estate of its namesake Washington and Lee University mathematics professor, the Robert S. Johnson Fund repairs and maintains the facades of historic buildings in Lexington’s historic commercial district.
Johnson Fund grants support up to 25 percent of the project costs, with a ceiling of $2,000 and can be used to repoint mortar, repair and replace chimneys, cornices, windows and gutters, as well as to repaint exterior elements. The fund encourages preservation techniques and materials that repair rather than replace original elements such as windows and mortar.