By Abigail Beaton
The Journal 

Museum to remodel condemned building


Last updated 7/11/2023 at 8:41am

North Franklin Heritage Museum

North Franklin Heritage Museum is working on remodeling the condemned American Legion post in Connell. The post is a historic bank building at 307 N. Columbia Ave.

CONNELL - North Franklin Heritage Museum plans to remodel the condemned building that used to house a historical bank.

The work will cost an estimated $400,000, so museum officials are asking for community donations.

The Jesse L. Colley American Legion Post No. 195 was struggling to maintain funding for the upkeep of the building at 307 N. Columbia Ave. leading to its acquisition by the Heritage Museum on June 12.

To add to the struggle, the building recently had its roof blown off during a storm this year on April 1.

The original building was the Franklin County Bank, built by Connell fo...

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