City Council-Masonic Temple
The Winona City Council Monday voted unanimously to apply for a grant application for money to repair the roof of the Masonic Temple.
Community Services Director, Chad Ubl, says the $10,000 requested from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant would include the city matching up to $25,000 for the project.
The city's first pre-application grant attempt through the Minnesota Historical Society was turned down due to unknown structural conditions of the building.
It was suggested the city apply for a Historic Structure Report at a cost of $35,000. It would include input from architects to identify, understand, and preserve the archtectural heritage as well as input from structural engineers.
Ubl says the Historic Structure Report would also be useful in acquiring future grants.
Repairs to the Masonic Temple roof would also include tuck pointing of the terra cotta crest, cornice work, parapet repair and flashing work.
The city's grant match money would come from designated funds for the roof project, which will not be moving forward this year. The 2013 budget currently has 80-thousand dollars for the Masonic Temple roof project.