4/30/08

GROUND BREAKING ON OUR FIRST BUILDING

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning near the site of the new pavilion with members of the board of trustees and supporters of the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum in attendance.

The 50 x 80 foot, $90,000 pavilion is expected to be completed by June 1. The contractor is Burns Construction of Lisbon.

The building will be a wood frame structure with truss roof. The 14-foot high walls will be clad in steel, and the roof will be steel, standing seam type. The building will be unique with large doors on each end and four 10x10 overhead doors on each side. Windows and man-doors will be at the front and rear of the building.

Board President David Baker said the pavilion will mainly be used for the storage of equipment and collection items but could house indoor events during inclement weather.

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Members of the Board of Trustees and supporters of the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum gathered Tuesday, April 29, 2008 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Museumís new pavilion. Show in front of the Museumís 1922 A.B.Farquhar steam tractor are from left, Ken Tupper, Ronald Day, James McGraw, Sheila Day, Murray Fisher, Marjorie Fisher, Pat Bartlett, Bill Bartlett, Jim Smith, Irene Hargrave, Alan Garrand, Jim Locy, Jean Tupper, Mike Livingston, Bill Carkner, David Baker, Mabel Baker, Max Fisher and Gary Hargrave

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