Save the Leonard Elevator/Mill
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.
What a great day that will be !
Thank you for any amount you care to donate!
I love the idea of making this historic building a beautiful "centerpiece" to the village of Leonard. I am concerned about the upgrades to our village that already exists BEFORE anything is done to this mill however. Our village is in DIRE need of what is USED to be. The center of town looks like a disaster, and need attention FIRST. How can this be taken done without other issues with abandoned buildings being in such DISREPAIR, and making what used to be such a quaint village? Why would we want the draw to attention to the mill, when you have to drive through the four corners with a "used" car lot on one corner, and a row of abandoned businesses on the other when Leonard Market has done such a beautiful job refurbishing their building and the efforts Sam has done to make our village a proud place to live??? I don't get it. Put forth efforts to push those that "own" the disheveled buildings that are already here to do something about their responsibilities to keep our community the way we deserve to have them, well kept and thriving. Why attract people here to see what could be a crown jewel (the mill) once it is done, only to drive through what looks like a dump with the decrepit buildings, and propertied surrounding town with piles of mounded garbage just as you drive in (the abandoned yellow house 2 doors down from Distinctive Designs)??? Something has to be done about those issues first, and not later.