Thursday, March 3, 2011

Here and There

Last Friday was the big move of the 2500 square foot log house that was on the Mike Vernon sub-division property. Mr. Vernon donated the building to the village to be used as their new municipal hall. It had to be moved several kilometers to the new site (on one of the coldest days of the year...I took these picture and then my camera froze). It was essential to have the roads frozen to bear the weight of the building.

Bruce and other members of council and the village worked long and hard organizing and applying for grants to make this possible. Note, the house is on wheels here.

The mover set a half-full glass of water on one of the kitchen counters and promised that it would still be sitting there when the move was accomplished. There will be some redecorating but this is a huge lovely building on a huge empty basement that will enable the village room to do all sorts of things. One of which is a community art room!

The little building on the left is the current village office. It consists of the receiving/secretarial area, the administrators office, two bathrooms, a small rear office, and a boardroom that is shared with the volunteer fire fighter service. I believe the whole building will now become the fire-fighters space and everyone else will move into the new hall as soon as possible. I think this is a wonderful re-use of a great building! I can hardly wait to see it when it is spruced up.


AutumnLeaves said...

A stunning new building. It has always been a dream to live in a log cabin. Not quite this large but I sure would love to live in this one!

Juanita Rose Violini said...

That's really cool. I love it when people/communities recycle their old building and maintain their heritage. So smart!