The Board of Trustees of the Ashland County Historical Society
Phillip Leibolt, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Forsthoefel Ron@family-law.cc
Dick Dilgard email@example.com
Bob Valentine firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Stone email@example.com
Tina Carpenter, Director of Operations firstname.lastname@example.org
Tricia Stevenson, Administrative Assistant to the Director email@example.com
Michele Wright, Acquisitions Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Fact Sheet for A.N. Myer’s Home Proposed Demolition
1. The home was purchased several years ago for $186,000 to save it from being purchased and demolished by another buyer.
2. The home produced $23,000 per year of income for the Historical Society which purchased the building in 1998.
3. An offer of $85,000 to purchase the home was submitted by the Center Street Historic District Association and was rejected by the Historical Society.
4. It would cost $8-10,000 Dollars to demolish the home.
5. The Noonan house cost around $800,000 to build.
6. The Historical Society has mentioned several times that they eventually want to replace the home with a Noonan House-like Structure.
7. To date there has been no feasibility study to assess the actual cost of rehabilitating the home for use by the Historical Society.
8. Tina Carpenter, Director of Operation for the Historical Society attempted to have the home’s status on the National Register of Historic Places changed to non-contributing and was turned down by the state.
9. To date the Center Street Historic District Association has:
a. Located Applicable Grants for Restoration
b. Come up with viable fund raisers to help pay for restoration
c. Procured donations of good and services from area businesses
d. Pledged 1,000 hours of our own time to the project
e. Paid for a Preservation Architect to assess the property
f. Paid for a Certified Appraisal of the property
10. The Preservation Architect who assessed the property found that it could be rehabilitated for use as storage and display space for the Historical Society for approximately $500,000.
11. To date the Historical Society has received only a verbal quotation form Mr. Jay Myers of Simonson Builders, a Primarily Commercial Construction Firm, for $500,000-$700,000
12. A “final” counter offer was submitted by the Historical Society to sell the property to the Center Street Historic Association for the sum of $1.00 with the stipulation that the home must be moved to another location by March 15, 2007. There are no available lots within the Historic District to move the house to making this counter offer impossible for consideration.