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Mansion Renovation Project Underway

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Work on a major facelift of the Erie County Historical Society's Watson-Curtze Mansion on West 6th Street is slightly ahead of schedule.
 Crews are doing major renovations to the mansion and the nearby carriage house. And a new complex will be built to house the archives of the society.
 Right now workers are concentrating on the exterior of the mansion, installing a new roof, plus cleaning and re-pointing the stone work.
 Cal Pifer, Executive Director of the Erie County Historical Society said, "It always had this sort of dark hue to it. it will have a nice light pink color. The new roof will be the orange color to mimic the original terra cotta."
 In the fall, they will move inside to install new wiring, heating and air conditioning, plus all new exhibit space.
 The $3 million project is expected to be wrapped up next spring.
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