The Hose Tower, a building listed as a National Historic Landmark in Greendale, Wisconsin is getting a new roof thanks to a generous donation.
The new roof will be installed on the historic building this month through a donation from Frank-dale Roofing. Josh Hunt, owner of Frank-dale Roofing, will supervise the installation of the new roof.
The building is owned by the Village of Greendale and is currently being readapted for community use by The Greendale Historical Society.
"This is all at no cost to the Village of Greendale," said Ted Mainella, Society President, in a news release. "This is a great example of a local business stepping up to help preserve a historic building in the center of the village. This shows what can be done when the community works together."
The roof will be custom made for the Hose Tower building and will carry a 15-year warranty. The new roof will provide a long-term solution to the leaking roof, outmoded downspouts, and the worn out metal flashing around the edge of the roof.
The Hose Tower is scheduled to open next year as a community gathering place with seating for over 100 people.
"The Hose Tower has already got several requests for reservations. This is going to be a magnet for all types of meetings and events in the heart of downtown Greendale." Mainella said.
For more information on the project, please visit, www.thegreendalehistoricalsociety.org.