Teslow Elevator on the Mend

Photo by Seonaid B. Campbell

Photo by Seonaid B. Campbell

The Teslow Preservation Group (TPG) is thrilled to announce that construction will soon commence on the roof and high house portion of the Teslow grain elevator in Livingston, thanks to generous financial support from Livingston citizens, key individuals, foundations, and a gift and grant from the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns. Architect Ron Nemetz is leading the job.

Putting a roof on the Teslow is a major milestone. Ten months ago the building was badly damaged and under threat of demolition. The TPG formed, halted demolition, and with help from MPA, raised sufficient funds to buy the building. While much fundraising and repair work remains to be done before the Teslow can be considered saved, this is worth celebrating!

Also, news just arrived that the Montana Historical Society has selected TPG for a prestigious state historic preservation award for “outstanding historic preservation advocacy.” Only four groups have been selected across Montana for the bi-annual award. The ceremony takes place January 20th, 2017.