Council encouraging to group with Woodside plan

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Woodside in its current condition.

Maplewood mayor, Jim White was encouraging to a some Maplewood residents with a plan to to preserve the historic Woodside house at the council meeting last week, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Woodside in its current condition.
Woodside in its current condition.

Two members of the Friends of Woodside group, Luke Havel and Jennifer Taylor, a historic preservation specialist for Fendler & Associates, spoke to the council. They plan to raise funds for the work through private donations and online crowdsourcing.

They plan to stabilize the condition of the house to preserve it until it can be fully restored by whoever eventually buys it.

Councilman Shawn Faulkingham asked Havel how confident he was that funds could be raised through online crowdsourcing and private donations.

Havel said considering the “fairly low cost” of the needed work, crowdsource funding would be the best option.

Havel said the group awaits the city’s decision. “The sooner, the better,” he said. Mayor White said, “I’m sure we will be in touch.”

Read the full article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

See also: Group to present plan to preserve historic Woodside, Woodside: ‘time is running short’

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