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American Legion renovation

PMSA board member

Renovation has begun on the façade of the American Legion buildings. One of Main Street’s major projects for 2010 is a façade renovation on the two downtown buildings belonging to this organization.

In selecting paint colors, the Design Committee studied and considered several color schemes that would retain the architectural integrity of our downtown and cosmetically blend the two buildings into one unit. Initial plans call for painting the lower half of the north building and the window trims of the upper story.

They will be painted to match the second story of the south building, which is also being painted. The lower half of the south building has already been painted a contrasting color, as has the large signage area at the top of that section.

In addition, plans are to replace the existing plywood covering the second story windows in the south building and attach attractive display cases on the lower half. These cases will provide a way for the American Legion to advertise upcoming events.

As the American Legion is a nonprofit organization, Main Street will be sponsoring several fundraising events with the proceeds going toward the cost of renovations. There are many reasons to support this project. From a hometown perspective, the renovation will considerably enhance the aesthetic of the downtown.

More importantly, the American Legion is composed of veterans who have given their time and efforts to defend our freedoms. We want to give something back to them.

Last modified Nov. 24, 2009

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