Building Called ‘Salvageable’
By Dean Shipley
Looks like the Knights of Pythias (K of P) building can be saved, all the floors.
Among the taller structures in the village of Mt. Sterling, the K of P building’s roof was torn off in the powerful storm of June 29.
Now after an inspection, “I think it’s salvageable,” said Jim Davis, spokesperson for K of P.
He said Thursday, July 19, the insurance company has advanced their client enough money to put up a temporary roof.
“We’ll put tarps on it,” Davis said. Those temporary coverings will forestall any potential future water damage from rain.
Before installation of them, he said the top of the structure will have to be examined for loose bricks. They will be removed and then the temporary top will be set on.
In the meantime the K of P will seek estimates for a permanent roof atop the third floor. Davis said upon examination it was determined the third floor remained structurally solid. He has seen “no major damage.”