As previously reported by Patch,
However, at the end of November, Alderman Skip Mange decided to seek private funding for the $12,000 to disassemble the cabin at 13348 Conway Road reportedly build in 1854. The money was needed to remove the logs, catalogue them and store them at the city's Drace Park.
Mange said it's a way to preserve the city's history.
That money has now been raised by private donations.
Mange said the Town and Country Parks and Trails Foundation donated $4,000 dollars toward the cabin. He also pointed out that numerous city commissions and organizations worked to get the word out and gather the private donations.
"We really have an example here of how we can work together and we can leverage our funds," Mange explained.
The cabin will likely be disassembled after the holidays.
Mange tells Patch, additional donations will continue to be needed to reinstall the logs of the cabin.
"It's an ongoing process," Mange said.
Although he will begin working on the grant application process in January to pay for the remainder of the project, Mange said those grants will require local matches in funding.
Donations can me made directly to the City of Town and Country or the Town and Country Historical Society.
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