2011-08-25 / Local & State

F&M Trust Contributes To Old Jail Preservation

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Pictured from left: Dick and Esther Miller, representing Fulton County Historical Society, receive a check from Paul Johnston, F&M Trust Fulton County market manager, for the society’s Old Jail Preservation project. Pictured from left: Dick and Esther Miller, representing Fulton County Historical Society, receive a check from Paul Johnston, F&M Trust Fulton County market manager, for the society’s Old Jail Preservation project. F&M Trust presented a check for $1,000 to the Fulton County Historical Society for their efforts to preserve the Old Jail.

Paul Johnston, F&M Trust’s market manager for Fulton County, presented the check to Dick and Esther Miller, who represented the Historical Society.

The Historical Society is currently seeking donations and grants to restore the exterior appearance of the old 1851 jail. The building is listed as a contributing structure in the McConnellsburg Historic District on the National Historic Register, and it will continue to be used for the Fulton County community. Plans are to replace the exterior bricks with one-inch thick Tru-Brix handmade in sand- coated wooden molds at the Cushwa brick plant in nearby Williamsport, Md. The cost is projected to be $62,000.

For more information on the Old Jail Preservation project or the Fulton County Historical Society, write to director@fultonhistory.org.

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