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  • patdemuth
    Although the following article is not genealogical in nature we thought that it was still of interest. New Historic Group Formed Earlier this year, the
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 12, 2001
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      Although the following article is not genealogical in nature we
      thought that it was still of interest.
      New Historic Group Formed
      Earlier this year, the neighborhood group known as the Worthington
      Historic District Association was asked to become the lead group in
      acquiring the Dayton House and restoring it to it's former grandeur.
      Through the efforts of E. J. "Red" WINDSCHILL, Mr. Bruce Dayton
      expressed an interest in the house. His grandfather, George Draper
      Dayton, built the home and lived in it until moving to Minneapolis.
      It was determined that a separate corporation should be formed to
      handle the various aspects of the acquisition and restoration. While
      there was no requirement that board members of the new non-profit
      corporation, Historic Worthington, Inc., be W.H.D.A. members, seven
      of the eight founding board members belong to that association.
      Mike WOLL was elected president, Gordon MOORE III is the vice-
      president, Judi HOEVET is the Secretary, and Darlene MACKLIN is the
      treasurer. Jon BENSON was appointed the project supervisor. Other
      board members are Pat DEMUTH, Jerry FIOLA, and E. J. WINDSCHILL.
      Volunteers Needed
      Mr. Dayton has provided enough of a financial investment in this
      project to get it off the ground, but wishes this to be a Worthington
      project. Local Nobles County Genealogy Group members are encouraged
      to volunteer their time and talent to Historic Worthington and the
      restoration process. Historic Worthington will be in need of
      donations of time from volunteers as well as financial help in the
      months to come. Historic Worthington will soon be forming a task
      force to deal with various aspects of the restoration. If you have
      time and a talent that you would be willing to volunteer, please
      contact one of the board members listed above. Two of the items that
      we have already identified as needing help with are yard work in the
      spring and general cleaning.
      Two Exciting Donations
      Martha CASHEL McCARTY, now living in New Mexico, has donated the
      original house plans to the restoration project. Norma HANSON
      ROBERTS, now living in Arkansas, has donated a fireplace mantle and
      surround that was originally over and around the fireplace in the
      dining room of the Dayton House. Do you know anyone that may have
      acquired objects originally in the house; if so, please contact one
      of the board members listed above.
      Historic Preservation Ordnance
      On another front, Historic Worthington has requested that the City of
      Worthington adopt a new Historic Preservation ordinance. The idea was
      discussed at a meeting of the Worthington Planning and Zoning
      Committee. The Nobles County Genealogical Group would like to thank
      its members and the public for their attendance and input at that
      meeting. This was just the first step in a long process.
      Historic Worthington Web Site
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HistoricWgtn/
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