Florence Town Hall Exterior Assessment
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
The goal of this project was to obtain an expert evaluation of the exterior of the Florence Town Hall (NRHP, 2000) to aid in planning for its exterior rehabilitation and also to aid in preparing an application for a grant to fund repair of the roof and chimneys. The architect's "Conditions Assessment and Recommendations" provides the town board and its Heritage Preservation Commission with invaluable information about the proper approach to repairing the roof and the chimneys. This information was used to prepare the Scope of Work form for the grant, just funded, for roof and chimney repair. In addition the report provided information on the proper care of the wood siding. Such maintenance is not funded by this grant program, but the information will still be of great use to the town board.
Joe Ellingson, supervisor
Jim McIlrath, supervisor
Susan Eisenmenger, clerk
Thomas Gnotke, treasurer