than 100 community members turned out to help paint the Rochester
Elevator on Saturday, June 6, 2009.
previous week, professional
painters did the surface prep work, priming and painting over 10
feet above the ground. Historical society members and others
from our community painted the elevator's lower portion.
painters recreated the checkerboard sign at the
elevatorís north end.
photos are available on the event page
of the painting was shared by partnering with the
building owner and offset through in-kind donations of
materials and services.
The event also
included a barbecue and was held in conjunction with the
dedication of the Rochester River Walk signage.
elevator's current site at University Avenue and Water Street
has been proposed for a city park known as Elevator Commons. The
elevator structure needs to be maintained until the Rochester
Elevator owner can find a buyer and the building can be
rehabilitated and adaptively reused.
historic grain elevator is moved to a new location or restored
it at its current location, it must be preserved for our
No matter who owns the building, the community
owns the heritage!