Mike and Val Smith, owners of the Bauman building, 124 1st St. SW, are the latest Mount Vernon building owners to win an IEDA $25,000 Challenge Grant. The project is for a complete rehab of the front facade of the building including new windows and reconstruction of the display area just inside the front window.
The project was one of 14 projects across the state to receive a grant, a total of $1,000,000 was invested through the IEDA and the Main Street program. The grant will be facilitated through the local Main Street organization, the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group.
The announcements were made on Nov. 7, 2019 during a ceremony held at the Des Moines Botanical Garden.