Elkton's roof getting fixed
Elkton's Visitors Center is still not very welcoming.
The sidewalk barriers remain in place.
But full parking has been restored.
Since spring, the roof of the 1800s building which was formerly the county courthouse, and is now home to Elkton's Chamber/Alliance, and Visitors Center, is losing its shingles. Caution tape and barriers have been installed to keep those walking or parking in the area of North Street out of danger.
According to Jessica Price, administrative assistant at Elkton's Chamber/Alliance, shingles, made from slate and installed with copper nails, began falling from the building in mid March. "It started after the wind storms. The town (public works crew) put up barricades and we lost six parking spaces (on North Street)," said Price.
The area has since been secured and the parking spaces restored. But the roof still needs work.
Workers are expected to be on site the week of September 19 or 26, after Elkton's Fall Fest, to repair the roof.
Historical preservation experts have to approve any repairs to ensure that they don't sway from the history. The current shingles weigh several pounds and measure 10 inches by 16 inches.
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