Save the Leonard Elevator/Mill

$1,120 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 20 months
Mike McDonald
on behalf of Judith Verse
 LEONARD, MI
The Leonard Elevator/Mill  was built in 1900 and was the center of agricultural activity in the Village of Leonard until 2005, when it suffered a catastrophic roof collapse.  The residents rallied and the Village bought the property and began cleaning it up in an attempt to save and preserve it.  Now we have put a new roof on it, so we are moving on to repair the foundation and replace the tongue and groove siding which has made it a landmark along the Polly Ann Trail in Oakland County, Michigan.
Public support is the only way we can accomplish this preservation goal, and the donated funds will be strictly used for material and grant matching funds.
Once completed, it will be open for the public to see and go inside and glimpse back to the days when agriculture was central to life regardless of where you lived and worked.
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Update 5
Posted by Mike McDonald
4 months ago
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Your support has meant that the Leonard Mill has a new roof and the debris and structurally unsound members have been removed. Now we begin work on the foundation, which has several areas that need replacement to insure the structural integrity of the building. Thanks for your continued support!
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Update 4
Posted by Mike McDonald
4 months ago
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With the construction season leaving and the approaching holidays with the sense of optimism that they bring to us all, and on the behalf of the Leonard Mill and Friends, please have a happy and safe Holiday Season! Your support sustains our efforts to continue the work to Save the Mill! Thank you all!
New Roof and Picnic Area for 2016!
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Update 3
Posted by Mike McDonald
14 months ago
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The New Year is upon us and hopes and plans are high that we will accomplish more this year to bring the Leonard Mill Project that much closer to completion! Thank you to all those good people who have donated and supported this effort!
The new Mill Roof and cupola completed!
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Update 2
Posted by Mike McDonald
17 months ago
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The Roof Project portion of saving the Leonard Mill is complete and just in time for the Winter weather! The Village received enough donations along with the GoFundMe donors to complete the roof project.
There is still a lot more to be done, so please keep the Mill in mind when thinking about supporting a good public cause! Thank you so much for your donations!
"Crowning Glory"- New Mill Roof !
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$1,120 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 20 months
Created August 4, 2015
Mike McDonald  
on behalf of Judith Verse
DB
$50
David Brown
10 days ago
DS
$75
Daniel Sutherby
3 months ago

In honor of Mom. Merry Christmas.

RS
$100
Richard Sutherby
4 months ago
DS
$75
Daniel Sutherby
4 months ago

Happy birthday mom. 98 years young.

JH
$10
John Hart
10 months ago
$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
DS
$50
Dan Sutherby
16 months ago

In honor of Mary Sue Sutherby, 97 years young.

RS
$100
Richard Sutherby
16 months ago
$200
Roger Rowley
16 months ago

What would our Leonard heritage by without the Elevator.

$100
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16 months ago
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