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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Structural Damage Closes W-P House

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Dena Wood

Waitsburg Historical Society President Richard Hinds point out a bowing foundation in the Wilson-Phillips House Museum. The damage increased dramatically over last year's very cold and wet winter.

WAITSBURG – Members of the Waitsburg Historical Society received some unwelcome news while trying to be proactive about maintaining the Bruce Museum Complex properties.

Inspectors discovered structural damage to the Wilson-Phillips House, which will cause the building to be closed this summer until repairs – which are estimated to cost about three times the society's annual budget - can be made.

Historical Society President Richard Hinds said the group realized last year that they needed to start setting funds aside for regular maintenance of the complex properties, which include the B...

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