May 6, 2012

Stone Cold Marvelous

Posted in Friends of Stone Bank, History, Photos, Renovation, Updates tagged , , , at 9:12 pm by stonebankblog

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We interrupt “Ireland Week” for a wonderful announcement! The Stone Bank Project has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the State Historical Society of North Dakota to continue restoring the building! Woo Hoooooooooooooooooooo!

We couldn’t be happier, because this puts us on the road to making serious progress on restoring this landmark 1890s building. Our current plan is to fix the foundation under the 20-foot section that was dismantled last fall and then to begin rebuilding the back of the building.

When complete, the Stone Bank will look almost exactly like it did — but it will have a firm foundation, a new roof and much better posture. (Something we should all aim for!)

This section of the Stone Bank will be rebuilt over a nice, strong foundation.

The back 20 feet of the Stone Bank was dismantled in late 2011 and early 2012 because of structural concerns. With the help of this grant the work to rebuild it can continue

Perhaps you have noticed the “Donate” button on this post. Yep. We need to match that grant with local monies — and that will take your help. Using the PayPal link allows you to send money from a credit card or your bank account. And your donation is tax deductible.

Or you can sent us a check the old-fashioned way. Our mailing address: Touchstones, Inc.,  511 Ohmer St., Bottineau, ND 58318.  (We’ll send you a receipt.)

Our fundraising goal for 2012 is $60,000. This grant award gives us a HUGE leg up. Can you help? We are proud and happy  to receive donations of any amount. Thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog.

The sun shines on the Stone Bank restoration in Bottineau, ND.

The Stone Bank in profile. At the far left of this photo, the scaffold stands during the dismantling project. Now, we focus of rebuilding.

Now we return to the fun and frivolity of Ireland Week. ROCK ON!

And thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog!

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