February 12, 2013

Honor Abe and the Stone Bank

Posted in Bottineau, Friends of Stone Bank, History, Photos tagged , , at 2:15 pm by stonebankblog

Today is not only Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but it is also National Lost Penny Day.

According to giftypdia.com (all about gifts and celebrations): “The first U.S. penny was minted in 1787 and was made of pure copper and was designed by Benjamin Franklin. On February 12th, 1909, marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the first Lincoln penny was issued. It was the first regular issue U.S. coin to honor an actual person. On Lost Penny Day, gather all those pennies you have been collecting and cash them in.”

So, do you have a dish or jar full of pennies that you have set aside? Why not cash them in and give the proceeds to the Stone Bank for its restoration project?

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“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln.

A gift to the Stone Bank, no matter how small, is a gift that will bring you recognition. You will be among those who shared the dream of putting this building back to use — and then helped make it happen.

If you are going to share your saved pennies with the Stone Bank, comment here with your total. This will be fun.

Thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog!


February 9, 2013

Team Stone Bank

Posted in Bottineau, History, Photos, Roof, Updates tagged , at 12:59 pm by stonebankblog

Meet Fred, Bobbi and Joe.

Contractor. Architect. Stone Mason.

Fred Kainz, Bobbi Hepper Olson and Joe Whetter

Know-how, smarts and muscle are helping propel the Stone Bank project forward. That and the input of our generous donors, because without cash all the know-how can’t get it done.

They are helping us get it done on the Stone Bank.  We’ve got a lot to accomplish in 2013, putting a foundation under the back 20 feet of the building and then rebuilding that section. We have saved the stone and will reuse it for the facade. It is going to be SO COOL to have a working, snazzy building of hand-hewn stone on Main Street.

How do we know? Because Bobbi has done this before. Her architecture office operates out of an old stone bank building much like ours.  It’s inspiring to see it done and working in Buxton, ND.

We still need to raise the money to finish the roof over the rebuilt section. The cost of extending the new roof  is $4,000. Can you help? There’s a PayPal and a Razoo link on the right side of this page, and we are always ecstatic when someone takes the plunge. You won’t be sorry. In fact, your donation makes you a member of the Stone Bank family, and we are rock solid. So, thanks in advance.

If you see Fred, Bobbi or Joe, give ’em a wink and a nod and wish them well as they work to make this dream come true.

Thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog.

February 6, 2013

Stone Bank on TV

Posted in Bottineau, Endangered buildings, Inside Stone Bank, Updates, Videos tagged , , , at 2:13 pm by stonebankblog

KX News stopped by the Stone Bank last week and did a nice overview story about the restoration project.

News anchor Perry Olson of  KXMC-TV in Minot, ND, introduces a story about the Stone Bank.

News anchor Perry Olson of KXMC-TV in Minot, ND, introduces a story about the Stone Bank that aired on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

If you’re a new follower of this blog, take a few minutes to scroll through our old posts to see how far the project has come.

In 2013, our goal is to raise the back of the building over a new foundation and begin working to restore the interior. We are always happy to hear from our readers. Tell us what you think.

Thanks KX for taking an interest in the Stone Bank project and thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog.