An effort to transplant a county hospital awning set for demolition to a downtown Houston plaza is making progress, organizers report.

Efforts by Downtown Houston Inc. began last week to raise funds necessary to dismantle the hospital awning and move it to Lone Star Plaza at First and Pine streets in Houston, said Kathy Richardson, who is chairing the effort for the organization.

The hospital is contributing the awning because it won’t be incorporated in an $18 million construction project that begins this month. The canopy has a hardwood interior, arched iron beams and copper-finish roof. Downtown Houston Inc. plans to place it downtown to accommodate a growing farmers market and other community activities, such as summer concerts, band concerts, reunions and other events. Downtown Houston Inc. has retained an engineering firm to assist with the project and hopes to finish this week a campaign to raise $16,000. The City of Houston also is assisting with the effort.

Persons or businesses that would like to contribute to the effort can call Richardson at 417-967-6745 or 417-967-4660 or drop a check to Downtown Houston Inc., P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483. Contributions are tax deductible.

 

Persons or businesses that would like to contribute to theeffort can call Richardson at 417-967-6745 or 417-967-4660 or dropa check to Downtown Houston Inc., P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483.Contributions are tax deductible.

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