LAMAR, MO.--- A historic building on the Lamar square gets a face lift. The Barton County Chamber of Commerce is amping up the exterior of their historical building.
"We're under construction right now, but be looking for whenever this is complete. We can't wait to get everything done," said Astra Ferris, Barton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
Astra Ferris is the executive director for The Barton County Chamber of Commerce in Lamar. She says the historical building has not been updated since the 1980's and needed an upgrade, but they don't have to do it on their own.
"Between Barton County Chamber, CDC, and Attorney Richard Scott to do some updating and some renovations of our business and the businesses beside us," said Ferris.
The chamber was able to turn to their members to get the job done.
"We're excited to have Dirt Brakers Power Washing and Painting complete this project for us. We're also excited Lamar Greenhouse and Florist are going to help us on getting some great flower boxes for the front of our building," said Ferris.
Chamber members looked at similar town square renovations before moving forward with their project. It focuses on a palette of red, grey and blacks - colors are popular for many historical buildings.
"I think this is going to be a fresh new look for the northeast side of the square," said Ferris.
Barton County Chamber members ask residents and visitors to bear with them while work is underway. Renovations should be complete towards the end of next week.
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