Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 3, 1968 · Page 13
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 13

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 3, 1968
Page 13
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•** Work On Plaza Progresses Toward August Deadline Newell Mfg. Co. Builds Warehouse Public, Private Bui/ding Busies Scores Of Workers Concrete and steel fashioned with the help of heavy machinery, has all but replaced boards and nails in major construction projects. Despite the change in construction techniques it still takes a major close of manpower to turn the architects' blue prints into reality. Major projects, public and private, in Freeport keep scores of construction workers busy. Work is under way on city, school district and industrial and commercial improvements, some of which are pictured on this page. Most noticeable to the community is the downtown plaza which will turn two blocks of Stephenson Street into a promenade for pedestrians. The $100,000-plus project was undertaken by merchants and landlords as a first step in the rejuvenation of the city's deteriorating core area. With the project scheduled for completion next month officials in other communities have already shown interest in the plaza and how a similar undertaking might help their towns. On the city's west side work has begun on a middle school complex in the 1700 block of West Eby Street due to open in September next year. It will eventually change the system's three-year high school to a four-year high school. Built to meet the press of mushrooming enrollments the new school will cost more than $!.(> million before it's finished. A growing population has also brought a multimillion dollar project to improve and expand the city's sewer system. Work is under way to improve and expand the city's sewer treatment facilities and expand the city's network of sewer mains to new and growing areas. To keep pace with growing business many of the city's major industries demand more space and more buildings and more employes. The Newell Mfg. Co. is adding a 40,000- square-foot warehouse to its complex on Arcade Avenue. Cost of the addition was put at $262,000 according to a building permit secured by the company last month. Other projects and improvements, large and small, have been completed or are under way in our community. Journal-Standard Photos By Bill Moeller y ( New Pipe Arrives For Sewer Expansion The JJ.6 Million Middle School West Due To Open Next Year Takes Shape

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