Former American Legion Building Saved

Many people in town have been concerned about the deterioration of the former American Legion Frank Downer Post building at 248 West Main Street. The first three photos below were taken in 2015 showing a huge gash in the roof resulting in water flooding the interior of the building every time it rained. Thankfully the owner saw fit to replace the wood deck and install a new asphalt shingle roof.

The front facade is gorgeous and is still in good shape. It is the centerpiece of interesting architecture on the 200 block of West Main Street. The building is certainly worth saving. (click the the photos below to enlarge)







Check back tomorrow for part 2!

11 thoughts on “Former American Legion Building Saved

  1. Joetta Bidzila Bernhard March 9, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Why do i remember an American Legion on Chess St.?


  2. Rogardo M. Teefus March 9, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Do you have any interior pictures?


  3. Dan March 10, 2016 / 8:25 am

    @Joetta – are you thinking of the F.O.E. yellow brick building a little further up Chess Street?


  4. Dan March 10, 2016 / 8:25 am

    @Rogardo – I’ll try to get some.


  5. Marsha March 10, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Do any of these pictures show the beautiful front façade or is this the side and rear of the building?


  6. Dan March 10, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    This is the side and rear facing Chess Street.


  7. Betty M. Anderson March 10, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much for sending the great pictures and word of restoration. We need to save these buildings.


  8. Steve Seman March 19, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Still checking back for Part 2…


  9. Rogardo M. April 6, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Anxiously awaiting Part 2. This is a wonderful building.


  10. Larry Pritchard November 13, 2020 / 8:19 am

    Glad someone is trying to save Mon city blogs Aunt Sylvia Fenwick world there long time


  11. Betty Anderson November 13, 2020 / 9:31 am

    Keep up the good work


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