Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Rochester Elevator

One of the last remaining icons of Rochester's agricultural heritage will get a fresh coat of paint on Saturday, June 6 when the Rochester Avon Historical Society will partner with the building owner and other community members and organizations to hold an old fashioned painting bee. The purpose of the project is to help stabilize the historic structure and protect it from deterioration. A professional paint contractor has prepared the building and will apply a primer and first coat over the entire building, and a finish coat on the upper portion of the building. Community volunteers will gather on June 6 at 10 a.m. to apply the finish coat to the lower ten feet of the building and the door and window trim.

Most of the historical assets of our community are privately owned, but the entire community owns the heritage that is associated with them. We can all take pride in helping to make the elevator shine; by doing so, we help to make sure that it will stand for generations to come.

Residents of the Rochester area are invited to join the Rochester Avon Historical Society and all community friends of history in painting the Rochester Elevator. You can read more about the elevator project in this news article. To learn more about the elevator's history, play the short video accompanying this post.

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