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Mt. Washington Historical Society receives $500 donation for repairs to Lloyd House

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By Alex Wimsatt

    A lot of work has to be done to Mount Washington’s Lloyd House Museum if it’s going to be restored to its 1880s appearance, and that takes money.

    With that in mind, the Mount Washington Historical Society has sought help from the community to pay for the restoration of the city’s only museum.

    To help them along, Jonathan Rideout and Laura Proffitt of the McFarland Troutman Funeral Home donated $500 dollars - the largest donation the historical society has received.

    Historical Society President Bridgette Branham said the Lloyd House was deteriorating and in desperate need of repair.

    “Basically we need Ty Pennington,” Rideout said.

    Rideout and Proffitt are active members of the historical society and both are strong advocates of historic preservation.

    “While we want to see progress we also want to preserve our heritage and tradition,” Rideout said.

    Historical Society Vice President Charlie Long said Proffitt and Rideout have been invaluable to the organization and the Lloyd House.

    “There were times the lights would have been turned out if it weren’t for John and Laura,” Long said.

    Branham said the donation is going to be used to repair the roof.

    “It’s a big help,” Branham said.

    Branham added that the historical society relies solely on donations to fund their initiatives.

    Those who wish to volunteer or make donations to the historical society can call Branham at (502) 889-1996.