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To Be Showcased March 6th
Completed Main Street Facade
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Street announces Steinholtz Building façade rehabilitation complete
Showcase Saturday, March 6th
completed project is up for State Main Street award
Collinsville, OK March 2, 2004:
Saturday March 6, 2004, Collinsville Downtown, Inc. will showcase the Steinholtz
Building at 1104/1106 West Main. As the first completed façade restoration
on Main Street for this community, it was recently submitted for an Oklahoma
Main Street award. While the top three awards in each category will not be
disclosed until March 3, officials feel that we have already won.
This building was sold during the restoration process. It now houses two new
niche businesses to Collinsville's downtown, Cooper's Custom Framing and Thomas
The onset of this project started "with the owner's genuine commitment
to see an historic building on Main Street look as good as it did when it
was young" said Brad Francis, President of Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
Partnering with the local Main Street program (Collinsville Downtown, Inc.)
a grant was applied for, based on energy saving changes/adaptations. A State
Energy Program Grant was awarded and matched dollar for dollar the investment
by that property owner.
"It has been a wonderful experience to work with our community in this
effort and know that it is only the beginning of a beautifully restored Main
Street business district", according to Deborah Berry, Executive Director
of Collinsville Downtown, Inc. Ms. Berry thanked all participants and onlookers
and says all are cordially invited to visit during this showcase. "Come
in and see the dramatic differences that have made this turn-of the century
building new and viable", she added. "Join us in celebrating this
occasion. Light refreshments will be provided and it will be open during regular
Other building owners are looking at the opportunities and benefits of restoration.
Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is looking forward to working with all that choose
to restore and will work hard to pursue avenues of opportunity for our community.
They look forward to their next project.
(Collinsville Downtown, Inc. Press Release)