Monday, February 28, 2022 @ 6 pm the Linden City Council will take comments on future use of the Old Linden Firehouse. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Mary Daughety Senior Citizens Center.
At a LHF Board Meeting in April 2019 it was decided the cost to restore the Old Firehouse was prohibitive. It was closed and the building and lot were offered for sale. No one expressed an interest in taking over the project.
In 2021 the Foundation determined the building and its interior to be structurally unsound.
Saturday, January 15 2022 at 2 pm join the Linden Heritage Foundation in the Courtroom of the historic Cass County Courthouse for a special event during the week of celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Pleasant Hill Quilting Club will share historic quilts and stories of how they were used to deliver important messages to African Americans searching for safety as they traveled the Underground Railroad.
Following the program, the Linden Heritage Foundation will have its Annual Membership Meeting. The Agenda for the Membership Meeting includes the election of Linden Heritage Foundation Directors.
It was decided then it would be cost prohibitive even with grants and available tax credits to restore the Old Firehouse. No one since has stepped forward expressing any interest in the structure or the plans/specifications to convert the building to a commercial or residential use.
The building and its interior have recently been inspected by an engineer and determined to be structurally unsound.
The Board, based on that finding, has elected to remove the roof and existing walls of the Old Firehouse down to the concrete slab and retaining walls. Labor and equipment for this work will be donated.
Once the work is completed, the LHF Board will seek input on future use of the Old Linden Firehouse site. An option being reviewed would incorporate the 1934 Water Tower and Old Firehouse into an outdoor music venue.
For further information contact: Sam Higdon, LHF Director firstname.lastname@example.org