F'ville Municipal Building shines in July

Passers-by will be able to view a sign proudly displayed outside the Fayetteville Municipal Building as it was designated "Building of the Month" by the Historic Preservation Commission for July. The structure is being recognized for its contribution to the architectural character of the village of Fayetteville.

"We want to commemorate the efforts of Mayor Olson in guiding the renovation, the restoration of this fine building," said Craig Polamus, chairperson. "It serves as a gateway to the village and to the historic district and we're very proud of his efforts."

Mayor Mark Olson said that as they were making the renovations, one of the biggest things they tried to do is maintain the character of the building's exterior.

"It does serve as a symbol for Fayetteville," he said. "This building not only holds the village, but it also holds the fire department, the recreation, the police department, our court system so it was really important to maintain that integrity and make it the people's building."

The HPC has been sponsoring this program -- designed to foster character and preservation among local properties -- for the past eight years. When a building is chosen, an attractive sign is posted outside for one month. As well, buildings don't have to be historic in order to be considered. Olson said it could be anything.

If anybody knows a site that's worthy of consideration, please contact Village Hall at 637-9864.

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