A blue tarp covers the
Organizers say they had no choice, but to delay the grand opening of the historic home and museum.
Laurent House Foundation Board President Jerry Heinzeroth says "once we realized that the roof problems were more extensive then we had first anticipated and now that means shutting the building down completely, and completely replacing the roof."
And repairing this
damage could take up to a year.
Heinzeroth says "because of the fourteen inches of snow and the freeze thaw cycle we sustained considerable roof damage and now realized that we're going to have to go through our full restoration efforts before we can open it as a museum."
Not good news for Laurent President Jerry Heinzeroth, who has been working on the museum for more then seven years.
He says "it's been very traumatic; we had high expectations this year, as did our donors."
The Laurent House
Foundation is launching the
They are counting on the same Stateliners who helped them acquire this house in an auction, to help fix up the historic landmark.
Heinzeroth says "we're
hopeful that they will recognize that after the acquisition, the restoration is
just as important and they will step up and help us with the restoration
For more information on the Laurent House you can visit their website http://laurenthouse.com/