(La Porte, IN) - The leaking roof on the La Porte County Historical Society Museum is slated for replacement.
Larry Levandowski, Director of Facilities for La Porte County government, said the roof on the museum is failing. He asked the La Porte County Council Monday night for approval to move forward on the project. “I don’t want to let this go much longer than what it has,” he said. Levandowski said the cost would not exceed $150,000.
The council granted his request to begin doing all of the preparations necessary for placing a new roof on the museum which is home to a wealth of historic artifacts and other things like a collection of more than 20 antique vehicles. The vehicles are owned by retired dentist Peter Kesling, who allowed his collection to be displayed at the museum.
Levandowski will go before the county commissioners to seek their approval for a new roof once he has all of the details on the project worked out. He will then return to the county council at some point to seek final approval of the funds to pay the cost of roof replacement.
The majestic looking museum is on U.S. 35 at the southern edge of the La Porte city limits.