North Building Renovation
In 2021 the Winfield Historical Society was gifted
a building at 108 North Locust, Winfield By Dave &
Tina Becker. This building was built in 1907 by
Morris Pusey. The old building on this site was torn
down & included an old livery barn on the east end.
Some of the businesses in this building included:
Since 2021 the Historical Society has been
raising funds to renovate the building. It was in poor
condition, basically a shell but worth preserving
according to experts. This location will give the
museum much needed additional space.
We uncovered a mural on the north exterior wall
when tuck pointing was done. New gutters
added on the north wall. Basement windows
enclosed to keep weather & critters out. Electricity
has been installed with more outlets to come.
Extensive work has been done in the basement
shoring up pillars and beams. The old oil furnace
was removed to make room for a future display
"Grandma's Root Cellar". 2023 saw new sidewalks
in front of the building & in front of the empty lot to
the north we own too. 2024 will include new
windows, more energy efficient on the front of the
building. As funds allow, we will then move inside to
begin the interior renovations. Grants & donations
fund the badly needed renovation.
L. L. Elliott - owned more then 30 years.