Workers are transforming a corner intersection in historic downtown Fort Scott.
Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc. has done tuckpointing, exterior roof replacement, and stabilization of the walls among other projects in the restoration of the buildings that face both Wall Street and National Avenue.
The building space housing the Common Ground Coffee Co. on east Wall Street was started in November 2018 and completed just before the COVID 19 Pandemic started in the U.S. in March 2020.
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Kenny Felt Photography moved into space just west of the coffee shop in April 2020.
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Workman are continuing the restoration project at the corner building at Wall and National Avenue.
“We’ve got interior floors to finish, cleaning the interior walls and sealing them and installing the cornice around the top of the building,” Chase Halsey, MCR Project Manager said.
“We are not on-site anymore, on hold until materials arrive, probably August,” Halsey said.
Beau Casper Enterprises has workers on the site.
Josh Morlan, Trading Post, KS, was trimming out the new windows on National Avenue on June 22, he said.
For Halsey and MCR, the business has been booming in the pandemic.
“We haven’t slowed down,” he said. “We are using PPE (personal protection), we have a handwashing station,,. we provide bleach water to all the crews.”
“Everything we had on the books (jobs) to do, they said “Can you be here sooner”, Halsey said.