I have noticed lately that many historical buildings are either not being maintained and in worst cases torn down completely. A main concern I have in my area is the neglect of the buildings in historic downtown Woodstock, Il. Everybody else may remember it as the setting of the movie Groundhog Day. Anyway as I was driving through the Woodstock square the other day I began to notice problems. The brick was detoriorating so badly in some areas that chunks had fallen out. The mortar was no longer holding it together. This is old masonry on these buildings and needs to be regularly maintained. Routine tuckpointing would be advisable.
Now these are the things that I noticed just as I was driving by, I don't know what could be happening on the inside of the buildings. I am big on local history and would like to see these points of interest properly taken care of. Now I don't know who takes care of these buildings and what kind of money they have for maintenance, but I would like to do my part. Therefore I would offer my expertise for any owners of these buildings in dowtown Woodstock. If anybody knows who to talk to about this or knows anybody in the historical society I would like the oppurtunity to speak with them.