BEVERLY — The Massachusetts Historical Commission has awarded the city a $50,000 grant to help repair the century-old Beverly Golf & Tennis Club clubhouse.

The money will be combined with previously allocated city resources to fix the roof, stucco and decorative wood trim on the exterior of the building, according to the city's Planning Department. In 2008, the City Council approved borrowing $1.5 million for improvements to the city-owned club on McKay Street.

The club was built in 1910 by the former United Shoe Machinery Corp. for its employees. It was purchased by the city in 1978.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission awarded the grant through its Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund. Work on the clubhouse will begin "immediately" and is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2011, according to the Planning Department.

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