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Storm ravaged historic 1888 MKT Train Depot restored to former glory; Edge Builders and Home Depot replace weather damaged roof

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Submitted photo: Carol Strain Burk, Charlie Webster,  Sandy King, Jer Giles, Tim King, Brian Watson, Evie Rostad, Susie Nicholson-Ragsdale and Pat Mungenast. Submitted photo: Carol Strain Burk, Charlie Webster, Sandy King, Jer Giles, Tim King, Brian Watson, Evie Rostad, Susie Nicholson-Ragsdale and Pat Mungenast.

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LANCASTER - Edge Buil-ders, Inc. and Home Depot have partnered with the Lancaster Historical Society and Strain Farmstead to replace the weather damaged roof of the MKT train depot. 

The depot and adjoining rose garden serve as headquarters for the LHS and is the site of many area events.

The new roof should be in place in time for the festivities of the 6th annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.

Due to the storms in last few years the roof of the depot was in need of replacement. 

Edge Builders, Inc. has been working in the Lancaster area replacing storm damaged roofs.

After visiting with Edge Builders about working with the Historical Society for a new roof, the owner/operator Mrs. Sandy Nicholson King offered to be a sponsor and work on the project.    

Sandy Nicholson-King, owner/operator of Edge Builders, Inc. and sister, Susie Nicholson-Ragsdale, as office manager of Edge, has deep roots in our community and stepped forward to be a sponsor of the project. 

Her company is well-known in the community as EDGE has replaced and repaired many roofs for area residents. 

Their grandparents, John and Jane Nixon, became residents of Lancaster in 1953.  

Parents, Carol Nixon and Jim Nicholson graduated from Lancaster in the mid 60’s and all three of their children are Lancaster graduates.  

Giving back to the community is a family tradition, one steeped in pride and fond memories.

The new roof will include use of a radiant barrier product which will provide enhanced heating and cooling of the 123 year old building. 

The LHS looks forward to another 100 years of serving the community and preserving its history.


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