Will historic home be history?
Posted: Tuesday, Feb 16th, 2010
BY: JON CHOWN
The Redman House on Lee Road sits in the sun Thursday. Its future is in question. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula)
In a room above Dean Coley’s massive mill shop on Lee Road, the Redman-Hirahara Foundation still continues to meet.
With notes on business plans and fundraising efforts filling a white board, and historical photos and conceptual drawings decorating the walls, the group of local residents is still holding out hope that something positive will come of the historic Redman House that slowly crumbles away on the same street.
The foundation had owned the home until September, when it lost it to foreclosure. Now, without access to the site, the group continues to toil, working on plans and waiting for what will come next, though it doesn’t know what or when that will be.
“We haven’t given up today, we haven’t given up at all,” treasurer Barbara Powell said. “Bankruptcy was a conscious decision. There is still a house that’s historic that we’re dedicated to.”
For the complete article see the 02-16-2010 issue of Register-Pajaronian.
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