Republic Township’s plan to reuse building is a good use of assets

The Republic Area Historical Society has laid plans to convert an important structure from the past into a key community asset that can be used for community gatherings or cultural events in the future.

Located in the village of Republic along Cedar Street, the Beulah House at one time belonged to Beulah Pascoe, a teacher and principal at the Republic School for many years as well as the daughter of area founder Peter Pascoe.

The once-luxurious home has had several owners and went through several restorations attempts, RAHS President Olga Williams said for a Mining Journal story in the matter. It was donated to the society about four years ago.

The society has been using the Pascoe House Museum, located next door to the Beulah House, as its headquarters for some years but its small size makes storage and artifact presentation a challenge.

Society officials thought the Beulah House could be put to good use in those regards but first, the structure needs renovation work and that will take money.

More information on all of the above will be made available at a scheduled 2 p.m. Aug. 19 meeting at the Republic Township Hall. We’d recommend residents and interested others consider attending.

At a glance, this seems like a good project worthy of support. We’ll be interested in learning what additional details come out at the meeting.

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