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					                                                CUBA FRIENDS OF ARCHITECTURE
                                                 P.O. Box 274, Cuba, New York 14727
March 2006 Newsletter                                 Published Six Times a Year                 Editor: Carol Donovan
                                                  government buildings, medical       clean up pigeon droppings (you
Cuba Friends of Architecture                      providers, schools, means of        wouldn’t believe it) and other
            Mission: The Cuba Friends of          transportation, places of lodging   debris from the damaged
Architecture Inc. is a not for profit             and recreational facilities of      interior.
organization dedicated to restoring and           Cuba. The DVDs are on sale                  We are in the process of
preserving historic and architecturally
significant buildings and structures in and       for $25.00. To purchase one,        getting the electricity turned on
around the Cuba, New York area. The               call 585-968-2812.                  so we can get fans going to help
CFA will promote commercial                               A Quilt Show and            with the drying out process.
development in Cuba and provide
assistance to owners of historic buildings        Decadent Dessert Fest will be               For the immediate
for restoration and/or improvements.              held April 29th 9:00 – 4:00 and     future, four separate projects are
            Vision: To stop deterioration and     30th 12:00–4:00. A lapsize/wall     being considered. One will be
prevent destruction of historic properties in
the National Historic Districts of Cuba,          hanging quilt, made by Carol        to update and restore the
New York in order to ensure that the              Andrus will be raffled off at the   electric system and then restore
districts remain on the National Register of      end of the show. The quilt          each of the three store sections
Historic Places. To promote unified
cooperation among businesses and                  depicts photographs of Cuba’s       one at a time. Plans are to have
organizations in Cuba.                            past with antique red, white,       one section open for business
                                                  blue borders and squares.           by this summer.
        There it is our reason for                Tickets cost $1.00 ea or                    We are looking into the
being. Plans for the future                       6/$5.00. You may also enter a       possibility of having an antique
include continuing restoration                    quilt for show. There will be       shop move in and also use the
of the palmer House, seeking                      door prizes and a Best of Show      store to sell local gift items and
new members for the CFA,                          award. Call 585-968-2812 to         to display Cuba memorabilia.
establishing a rapport with the                   donate a dessert, display a quilt
Cuba Chamber of Commerce,                         or buy a raffle ticket.                  Architecture in Cuba
becoming involved with the                                Plans are in the making
Village of Cuba’s Strategic                                                                    The next time you are
                                                  for a Cemetery Tour and Ice         downtown, look at the beautiful
Planning project and seeking to                   Cream Social Friday, May 26th
fill empty store fronts in the                                                        building that houses the Village
                                                  and Saturday May 27th to            Offices at 17 E. Main St. This
village of Cuba.                                  coincide with the Allegany          building is part of the Eldridge
        Sounds like a tall order                  County Bicentennial.                Block 17-21 E. Main, built in
but we have accomplished a lot                            Cast iron Block Barn        1876. It is Italianate with
in our short time of existence.                   banks are also available for        Victorian ornamentation. The
Besides completing the Palmer                     $50.00 each.                        Village Hall side still has the
House roofing project, we have                                                        beautiful hooded, round arched
been helpful in finding historic                      Palmer House Update             window, a central panel with floral
bricks for the Mason’s who                                                            motifs and “elaborate cast iron
need to restore some of the                               The roof of the Palmer      cornice with brackets, arcading
brick wall in their building.                     House is now completely             and finials”. George Eldridge ran
                                                  restored. It was quite a site to    a clothing and dry goods store in
        We had a rummage sale
                                                  see the 3000 pound beams            this building with the Cuba
that brought in enough income
                                                  being raised over the front of      Circulating Library located on the
to pay for the delivery of our                                                        second floor in the early 1900s.
“Cuba Then…and Now DVDs.                          the building and set in place and
        “Cuba Then…and Now”                       there was a sigh of relief when             Getting Involved
DVD was presented at the Cuba                     that long awaited day was over.
Library in January and was well                   It was just a matter of weeks                The Cuba Friends of
received. It contains over 500                    before the roof was completed.      Architecture is looking for new
                                                          The next step is to get     members and volunteers. Come
past and current images of Cuba
                                                  the building dried out after        join us and become an active
and its surrounding areas. The                                                        member of the community. The
photos show architecture,                         being open to the elements
                                                                                      CFA meets every third Thursday at
businesses, churches,                             since November 2001 and to          the Cuba Village Hall at 7:00 PM.

				
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