The Utah Historical Society and the Great Basin Historical Society are looking at possible restoration of two of the oldest buildings in Delta.

The state organization's officials conducted an assessment of the Avery Bishop home at 300 W. 100 North and the N.S. Bishop home on 100 North near the railroad tracks. The latter was also used as a hotel in the early 1900s.Abandonment and vandalism have taken a toll on the buildings, and the cost could be too much to make the project worthwhile.

The Utah Historical Society will analyze costs and determine the feasibility of restoring the buildings, according to Roger Roper, historic preservation coordinator.

The society assists local groups and cities in analyzing possible building restorations. Efforts to identify and promote historic buildings for preservation are partially funded by matching grants from the state organization.

Delta became eligible for such funding when a historic preservation ordinance was approved three years ago.