We are so excited to share these photos from supporters (Julie Tichenor and Rob Totten) that alerted us to the fact that the removal of shingles (the first step in the roof replacement) at the TeePee has begun! Work seems to be moving quickly and we’re hoping that the project moves swiftly to a wonderful new roof for this unique and special Louisville Landmark! Big thanks to American Roofing for their hard work and generosity, and big thanks to Julie and Rob for making our day!
Lark and I have never worked so hard to give someone money in all our lives.
On November 7, 2013, after about six weeks of trying, Metro Council finally accepted Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion’s donation which will allow the re-roof project to move forward. Hooray!
Metro Parks formalized their bid review and awarded a contract to American Roofing Company. American Roofing’s bid included a donation to the project and came in under budget. (It really is heartening to see how many people want to Save the TeePee!) American Roofing has been in business juuuuust shy of 100 years and has installed roofs at Bellarmine University, the new Anthem BCBS facility in Middletown and the Muhammad Ali Center…to name a few. We couldn’t be more pleased!
The construction start day will be right around the Thanksgiving holiday, so cross your fingers for good weather to hold. If you happen to be in the area while work is going on, be sure to say “Thanks!” and “Good job!” to the folks working up there. The new roof should be complete before 2014. And we can’t WAIT to see it! (Stay tuned for some news on a celebration of this restoration!)
But our job is not done…Phase II (repairs to the laminated beams, masonry repairs, lighting upgrades and replacement of the grills) is already in the planning stages. With a much smaller price-tag, we hope to have the remaining work done much faster. If you can help, please get in touch with us!
We’ve been overhauling things a bit here on our site and, if you haven’t been here recently, you should stick around and see what we’ve been up to. We hope you like what you see and that it may inspire you, as this wonderful, whimsical structure has inspired us.
SHFP is excited to announce that a tentative starting date of September 22, 2013 is planned for the work to begin on replacing the Pavilion’s roof. We are currently working closely with Metro Parks to have the bid package for the work finalized. It will be released soon and then contractors will begin bidding on the job. Stay tuned for exciting updates!
Our application to have the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion placed on the National Register of Historic Places was approved at a hearing by the Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission on March 21. It will move on to the next step in Frankfort in May 2013.
The commissioners were almost unanimously in favor with the vote being 8-1. Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh was the one dissenting voice. Many of the others were very vocal about the importance and value of this landmark. Metro Parks sent an email stating their opposition which was read into the record. Most importantly I want to thank Anna Maas who was the driving force, along with Tammy Madigan, in the lengthy and detailed process of completing the application.