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Historic Everett Building to get facelift

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POSTED: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:14pm

One of Longview’s most prolific landmarks will soon get a face-lift — the first of several restoration and remodeling projects planned for the 102-year-old building.

The Historic Everett Building, at 214 N. Fredonia St. in downtown Longview, is the latest recipient of the Façade Improvement Grant administered by One Hundred Acres of Heritage Main Street.

Kim Droege, Longview’s Main Street Advisory Board chairwoman said the $35,000 grant is the twelfth awarded to help improve building facades in the city’s downtown area.

“We have a huge passion, a huge heart for our downtown,” Droege said.

Neina Kennedy, executive director of the Gregg County Historical Museum, which is housed in the building, said the grant, along with a 50 percent match portion, would pay for replacement of the building’s 69 windows. Any overages will be paid with money previously raised by the Historical Society.

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