The front facade of the 112-year-old Stone Bank in Bottineau, ND.

Touchstones Inc.

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The front facade of the 112-year-old Stone Bank in Bottineau, ND.

Preservation ROCKS! Touchstones, Inc., is restoring the endangered historic 112- year-old Stone Bank on Main Street in Bottineau, N.D.

The Stone Bank was built in 1900 from stone carried to North Dakota by glaciers and shaped by the hands of immigrant stone masons.

The building is sturdy, but critical repairs are necessary now to save it from condemnation. In 2011, we had the asbestos removed, repaired 3/4ths of the roof and dismantled the back 20 feet of the building to address a structural issue.

Now, we need to repair the foundation and rebuild the back of the building and reattach the original stones. Total cost to repair the foundation and rebuild the back is $65K.

Then we will restore the Stone Bank for everyday use. This charming Richardsonian Romanesque building is a link to the fortitude and vision of the town's founders and a tangible link to our pioneer heritage.

We raised $25,000 in grants this year but need to raise matching funds to rebuild the back of the building and save this building. The plans call for altering the back wall to allow for a handicap entrance -- so it will be not only beautiful but practical as well.

It's a great project but we can't proceed without matching funds. Can you help?


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Organization Information

Touchstones Inc.
524 Main St.
P.O. Box 272 Bottneau, ND 58318

Phone
701-871-0309

Web
http://StoneBank.org

Email
Touchstones.Inc@gmail.com

Mission
Preservation ROCKS! Touchstones, Inc., is restoring the endangered historic 112- year-old Stone Bank on Main Street in Bottineau, N.D.

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