On Tuesday, January 10 the historic Connelly Harrington House caught fire. This building has been used for many different purposes over the years--at one point in time it was even a hospital. Currently it houses Drake Renovation and Construction, Inc., a few other local businesses, and some small apartment units. While we all feel sadness at the damage done to such a historic building, we are grateful no one was hurt. Our wonderful fire department made sure everyone was out and even took some time to think about how to minimize damage to the building while fighting the fire! Yet another reason our Downtown is such a wonderful place!
Shortly after the fire, this sign went up in front of the building. It reads:
We will Restore!
"The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former..." Haggai 2:9
That's right, renovations have already begun! Drake Renovation and Construction, Inc. is diligently and lovingly hard at work.
While a fire is nothing to be thankful for, I am thankful this building is being cared for. I am also confident it will be better than before! Restoration progress can be followed on Drake Renovation and Construction, Inc.'s facebook page. Please go check it out, and remember to click the like button! There are all kinds of pictures and interesting details including pictures of this banister that has been hidden behind a wall--no one knew it was still there!
I'll see you Downtown!