Much progress has been made but there’s still a lot of work to be done on the restoration of the Palmer building at 116 N. Grand on the east side of the square in Chariton.
The Lucas County Preservation Alliance has owned the Palmer building since last summer. It was most recently a pet shop and it had served as an insurance agency previously for almost 60 years or more.
The Palmer building is a two-story building and the Preservation Alliance is now looking at options for the use of the first floor of the building. They would like to have an apartment in place upstairs sometime in the future.
The Lucas County Preservation Alliance is a 50 1 © 3 non-profit charity that raises money through grants and donations. It has four members including Alyse Hunter-Chairman, Denny Bisgard, Ray Meyer and Christopher Watkins.
The Preservation Alliance is the controlling member of Hotel Charitone LLC along with the annex next to the Charitone.
Over the past 12 months, an interior support wall has been put in the Palmer building. The exterior brick has been put in on the south side of the main structure because the wall was sticking out there like the wall at the Sportsman’s Bar on the south side of the square used to do before it was torn down last year.
The roof on the front half of the main structure has been put in. “The southwest column of the building was replaced because it was cracking and bulging,” Hunter said.
Read the August 1, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.