Cronquist House gets $106,000 for repairs

Exterior work to continue

Cronquist House is scheduled for more repairs in 2017 after city council approved $106,000 in funding at this week’s capital budget debate.

In 2009, an exterior evaluation on the house identified the need for various repairs and maintenance. Windows were replaced this year. Mason and upper balcony repairs are still required, along with a life-cycle assessment.

Built in 1912, and relocated to Bower Ponds in 1976, Cronquist House is one of the most significant heritage buildings in Red Deer.

Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society, which runs a tea house at the site, operates the house on behalf of The City of Red Deer.

The tea house will be open Nov. 28 to Dec. 22, Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special holiday events hosted by the society include an International Christmas Tea on Dec. 6, and Victorian Christmas Dinner on Dec. 2 and 9.

For information call 403-346-0055.

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