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‘Brick’ project enters 2nd phase

Contractors with Yost Masonry are shown in front the brick project. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — Phase I of Johnstown’s Historical Society’s project “Saving Johnstown’s History — One Brick at a Time” fundraising campaign, the brick installation has been completed. The organization posted back in August that the first shipment of bricks for project had arrived. The original time line for breaking ground and installation of the walkway at the Drumm House was seriously disrupted by the need to address structural issues with the building and then the pandemic. The work accomplished so far by the contractors, Yost Masonry, will be covered soon with a protective tarp to secure it for the winter season. The organization still need to sell 150 more bricks to move ahead to Phase II and then completion.

All of its buildings — Drumm, Burk, Museum — need extensive repair and renovation if they are to be restored/preserved for future generations.

“We encourage community members and organizations to consider supporting the Historical Society with the purchase of a brick,” said campaign coordinator Helen Martin in a news release. “It is the perfect way to recognize your business, honor a veteran in your family, your graduation class, or as a birthday or holiday gift. Please help us achieve our goal, and a huge thank you to those who have already backed this important project.”

For more information, contact Martin by calling (518) 762-7638; or email at helen.martin1717@gmail.com. Online orders can be placed by visiting the website www.thatsmybrick.com/johnstown.

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