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Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society seeks donations for pump house roof

Posted: September 12, 2013 - 3:20pm  |  Updated: September 15, 2013 - 12:05am

The Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society is soliciting contributions to complete funding for restoration of the iconic Treadwell Pump House in Gastineau Channel.

As reported in the local press, the Treadwell Society will remove what remains of the deteriorated roofing and roof structure. New wood trusses and corrugated dark red metal roofing will be installed to prevent further erosion of the concrete structure.

The work is expected to begin this week.

The restoration is estimated to cost about $30,000. Much of the cost is being covered by two grants from the State Office of History and Archaeology. North Pacific Erectors is under contract to complete the work. The company is also donating some of the materials for the project, and Ken Rudolph of Design North has donated the new trusses. Valley Lumber has agreed to donate plywood for the project.

Gary Gillette, treasurer of the Treadwell Society says the group welcomes any and all donations.

“We are about $5,000 short right now but are confident we can count on the community to help us complete the project,” Gillette said in a release.

Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to The Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, P.O. Box 240584, Douglas, AK 99824.

Visit the Treadwell Society website to read more about the project: www.treadwellsociety.com.

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