Taking Care of Our Home —
Building Renovation and Improvement Project
The back wall repair and drainage system has been completed thanks to the crew at Kreighoff-Lenawee Company and their subcontractors Radant Electric, F&S Landscaping Company, and Ohio Building Restoration. We thank them so much.
Further work was completed on loose stone and decaying sills, in addition to the painting of the eaves. The drainage system has greatly improved the water problem and water no longer enters the neighbor’s garage! The light installed on the back wall provides additional safety in the parking lot and really lights up the beautiful wall.
Besides the gracious donors that supported the back wall project, the Society is graciously appreciative to the City of Tecumseh and County of Lenawee for their donations from the American Rescue Plan funds designated to their communities. ￼
Phase Two of construction is underway with the construction of a ramp and new front steps with the hiring of Crawford Farm Stone and Concrete, LLC, from Clare Michigan. They have been busy at work since October to help us bring accessibility to all the history within the walls of this beautiful Tecumseh landmark.
We will continue to blend together the history of the “old stone church”, formerly St. Elizabeth Church, by having fieldstone donated by local farmers just like happened in 1913 when the building was built. Stone will be selected from fields at Fred and Jeanette Freight, Edsel and Linda brooks, Shawn and Alicia Mitchell, and Linda and Paul Hewlett.
Holcim U.S. and SRM Concrete are working together and have donated the necessary concrete for the project. In preparation for the construction, we send a shout-out to the Tecumseh Garden Club who transplanted various Hostas and lilies that were located on the east side of the steps. Paving stones purchased by various individuals have been received and will be ready to be installed in the sidewalk in front of the new steps.
This phase of the project has been supported by a matching grant through the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.
It is a goal to have the total project completed and landscaping in place before the 2024 Semi-Centennial (50 years) at Tecumseh Area Historical Society! And, of course, the 2024 Bicentennial of the City of Tecumseh!
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