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.
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.
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.