ADAMS Plans are in the works to restore the Sixtown Meeting House, one of the areas oldest buildings.
The project has been taken on by the Historical Association of South Jefferson, which has used state grant money to restore the buildings roof and the siding on the back portion of the building.
The association now is raising funds to help complete the work, and already has taken in about $10,000.
Weve had very good response to the project so far, said Deborah A. Quick, secretary of the associations board of directors.
With the back end of the building mostly re-sided, the association would use raised funds to do similar work on the rest of the building. The association also plans to repair the buildings stained-glass windows.
Mrs. Quick said an overall goal for the fundraising has not been set, as the group is still waiting on final estimates on the cost of the work.
According to the association, the meeting house was completed in 1827 as the Adams Presbyterian Church. In 1850, the building had its first major renovation done, including the installation of a large pipe organ. The buildings stained-glass windows were added.
The building was purchased by the local Masonic Lodge in 1950 after the churchs closure, and it was sold to the historical association in 1984.
The building has been used by multiple groups for area fundraisers and community events, as well as public meetings and wedding receptions.
It wasnt just important for the village, but the whole area, Mrs. Quick said.
More information about donating to the association and the project can be found by calling the association at 232-2616 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.