Niagara Gazette —
PENDLETON — The town board is trying to secure grant funding to make necessary repairs to the log cabin building on Campbell Boulevard where the Pendleton Historical Society meets.
The wooden cabin, which historical society president Carol Moeller estimates is at least 75 years old, is in need of repairs to reverse weather damage as well as update safety.
“The logs are rotting out; they've turned mushy with age,” she said.
Inside the structure, the ceiling is drooping, the electric needs to be brought up to date and the bathroom is not handicap accessible.
The log cabin was once a home in Wilson. It now houses the historical society's monthly meetings and is open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday in July and August.
Historical society representatives have asked the town board to help come up with a solution to save the deteriorating building.
“We'll look at what kind of grant money we could get to fix the building up. We've put a call in to our grant writer to see what's out there,” town supervisor James Riester said. “It's not like the building is going to fall down tomorrow, but we're trying to be proactive.”
The board is also looking at possibly rehabilitating the town garage so it can be used by the historical society.