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2 new roofs for historic buildings at Cobblestone Museum

Staff Reports Posted 21 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – JBF Construction recently put a new roof on the Cobblestone Universalist Church and then put one on the neighboring brick house.

Provided photo – JBF Construction recently put a new roof on the Cobblestone Universalist Church and then put one on the neighboring brick house.

GAINES – Two buildings constructed in the 1830s both have new roofs. JBF Construction in Albion worked on the projects last month and in early June.

The Cobblestone Society Museum raised the money for the new roof for the Cobblestone Universalist Church, a building from 1834 on Route 104, just east of Route 98. The project was paid for with donations, including a corporate gift from Christopher-Mitchell Funeral Homes and grants from the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Elizabeth Dye Curtis Foundation & The Orleans County Foundation, and the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program.

While contractors were working on the church, two museum board members, Gary and Grace Kent, decided to pay for the new roof on the next-door brick house, which was built in circa 1836.