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Saving Peterstown History for the Future

There is short term opportunity for this community to acquire the E.I. Terry Co property and preserve an important piece of our town’s history. By creating a non profit organization to purchase this property, preserving the structure, and developing it as an event center for public use, this piece of Peterstown’s history can remain a historic landmark in town.

FYI- The building is about 80 years old. This masonry structure is fundamentally sound. It needs rehabilitation of some basics – plumbing, wiring, heating, restrooms. The rubber roof has been maintained. A light inspection this week showed that the character of the building is still there and rehabilitation can be done.

The owners have agreed to allow two months for us to raise funds to purchase the property.

With positive results from a public meeting on March 10, a non profit is being organized and fund raising efforts have begun. The goal is $85,000 to purchase the property and get insurance.

There is a short time frame to raise this money—by mid April. This is a task, but it can be accomplished with your help!

We have posted a link for Donations on our site and ask that you not only Donate, but you share our page so other will have the opportunity to help.

Phase II-will be renovations of the building which will require lots of labor, materials, etc. and additional funds. We will need volunteers to help in this phase as well as money to make this happen. Once we own the buildings, we can apply for grants and assistance.

Our goal once we obtain these buildings and do the remodel is to develop an event center to provide educational, economic, and cultural experiences and opportunities for everyone in the area.

Please contact us with your questions and suggestions, and of course your pledges of support. contact@peterstownpg.org and visit our website www.peterstownpg.org to keep updated on our progress. Mail donations to PO Box 778 Peterstown, WV 24963

Thank you in advance for your support and donations,

Pam Jackson-President

Missy Weddle-Vice-President

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April 6, 2016 - Posted by | Businesses, History, Tourism, Travel | , , , ,

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