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Historic community building update - watch us grow

posted Feb 20, 2011, 2:32 PM by Linda Myers   [ updated Sep 28, 2011, 8:19 PM ]
Planning continues for the historic W.P.A. giraffe-             Funding progress on September 28, 2011    
rock community building on the Ozark square that will be the future  home of the Christian County Museum and Historical Society. Because of the building's age there was concern about deterioration of the parapet masonry. When the tin cover was removed and the parapet inspected, however, it was found to be in better condition than anticipated. Although the building will need other repairs, the number one priority is replacing the roof to stabilize the building. Last year's big snow had us holding our collective breath because of the extra weight on the failing trusses. 

Fundraising continues for the project and your contribution is needed and welcomed. Engineering and architectural studies estimate the cost of replacing the roof and trusses at $180,000. To contribute, please visit Memberships/Gifts Form.

On January 5, 2011 the City of Ozark transferred title to the building to the Christian County Museum and Historical Society. The building was constructed in 1934 and is part of the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.