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Paris Beacon News Repairs

September 16, 2012   ·   9 Comments



While driving though town today I noticed a crew working on the exterior of the Paris Beacon News building. It appears as though the green Vitrolite has been separating from the building due to its age and the extreme weather the past couple of years. According to their website, the tiles were coming loose and needed removed.

The material is mint green Vitrolite, a structural glass, and is no longer manufactured in the United States. If you are interested in a little history behind this glass, Carol J. Dyson, an architect with Preservation Services, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency –  and Floyd Mansberger, Director of Fever River Research, completed a five page study available here.

Pictures of the Vitrolite removal below:


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Readers Comments (9)

  1. john doe says:

    Buy a newspaper and read it for yourself.

    • jmkraft says:

      What day was it in print?
      I’ll have to get one – I like old buildings 🙂

      • john doe says:

        I’m not sure, last week I believe. They used to keep back issues
        that you can still purchase. Not sure if they still do.

        • john doe says:

          Not sure if they still do.

          • jmkraft says:

            I’ll check it out.

  2. john doe says:

    If you would read the Beacon there was an article explaining all of this.

  3. jmkraft says:

    Post a link so we can read it…


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