Parks Canada is chipping in to pay for repairs to a historic building in Amherstburg.

It’s giving the town $100,000 to help with roof repairs at Bellevue House.

It will cost almost $300,000 to restore the copper and cedar-shingled roof.

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Amherstburg town council decided buy the mansion for $1.1 million in 2016. The house dates back to 1816 to 1819 when it was built by Robert Reynolds, according to the National Trust for Canada. Reynolds was a Commissary to the nearby British garrison at Fort Malden, after he returned from serving in the War of 1812.

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The donated funds come from Parks Canada’s National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places,

Parks Canada has its own historic property in Amherstburg — Fort Malden.

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