Friday, April 2, 2004
Rotary goddess needs care
by Ellen Huber
The "Goddess of Liberty" at the Civil War monument in the center of town looks diseased. The statue of Italian marble, dedicated in 1885, is now heavily spotted on both the front and back.
Jim Fannin of Fannin—Lehner Preservation Consultants in Concord says that the first attempt to solve the problem should be to scrub the spots with a firm brush and water. If more drastic measures are needed a professional restorer would be required.
Fannin and Carlisle Historical Society officers Stephanie Upton and Sarah Brophy speculated that the use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for restoration of the historical monument would be appropriate. By law a minimim of 10% of the town's CPA funds must be used for historical preservation.
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