July 18, 2013

Stone Quote #9

Posted in Bottineau, Life, Stone Quotes, Updates tagged , , at 8:47 pm by stonebankblog

Waiting is not my strong suit. But this week in Bottineau, waiting and then waiting some more is on the menu.

Nearly daily thunderstorms are making it impossible  to pour the concrete footings for rebuilding the back section of the building.

So, we are waxing philosophical — and waiting for dry weather.

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We aren’t squandering our time … we’re biding it until we can get rolling again. See below for what we’re up against.

Stone Bank, Bottineau, ND

The forms are in, but we can’t pour concrete footings until the rain stops. It seems intent on staying.

Stay tuned. We will be moving very soon — for us that’s the stuff life is made of!

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April 7, 2013

Stone Quote No. 8

Posted in Dismantling the back, History, Photos, Stone Quotes tagged , , , , at 12:00 pm by stonebankblog

The Giver and the Gift

James Russell Lowell, and American poet, 1819-1891

James Russell Lowell, an American poet, 1819-1891.

To learn more about poet James Russell Lowell, check out the Poetry Foundation’s biography.

Beauty and history are two other needs your “alms” can feed. Our work to preserve and restore the Stone Bank on Bottineau’s Main Street is moving ahead, but we really need your help to pay our stone mason and buy supplies. It’s a different kind of hunger — but one that must be met somehow.

How can you help?

Join our “Dedicate a Stone” campaign to help rebuild the back 20 feet of the bank over a new foundation.

Encourage your friends, family, neighbors and organizations to chip in.  We truly need your help to make this happen.

Want to know more about dedicating a stone? Click here and visit our website to see our lovely commemorative certificate.

Don’t leave us hanging!

The edge of the Stone Bank

The edge of the south wall dismantled in 2012. The wall will be rebuilt over a new foundation in 2013, with your support.

We have 20 feet down and 20 feet left to rebuild. Built in 1900, the Stone Bank has borne witness to a growing and changing Bottineau over the years. Help us restore it and put it back to use so it can reflect the changes of light and passing clouds and Bottineau history for another century.

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The Stone Bank showing the jagged edge at rear where 20 feet of the building was taken down.

The Stone Bank is a beauty worth saving. Please make a gift or a stone dedication today.

Thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog. Scroll down to the last two posts to see pictures of our stone mason at work last week.