New elevator shaft to provide handicap access

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 6:53 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Fighting Falcon Military Museum is installing a lift-type elevator to help accommodate handicapped visitors. Construction should be completed by the end of the week.

GREENVILLE — The Fighting Falcon Military Museum is making adjustments to better accommodate handicapped visitors.
A $35,000 project will install a new lift-type elevator inside the museum.
“Very generous local community members donated the funds,” said Bill Delp, museum board member.
Currently, the museum has a handicapped entrance on the west side of the building, but that only reaches the first floor. There is no handicapped access to the second floor.
“There are seven exhibit rooms upstairs,” Delp said.
The shaft has been completed and is located by the handicap ramp entrance. The old kitchenette has been remodeled to accommodate the elevator shaft.
Nelson Construction will begin to install the elevator early this week when the elevator is set to arrive.
“We hope to have it completed by the end of the week, but we are not sure how long it will take for sure,” Delp said.
The Fighting Falcon Military Museum became officially incorporated in March of 2000.
At a Greenville Public Schools meeting on Sept. 7, 2000, board members voted to enter into an agreement with the Fighting Falcon Military Museum for the purchase of the Cass Street building for use as a museum, which became available in November of 2001.
The building formerly was a small school house

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