May 6, 2020 — Improvements to the historic Kyle Building in downtown Florence are now complete. The work began in June 2019 and wrapped this past April.
The project was funded in part by a matching Oregon Main Street Revitalization grant from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Heritage.
As an Exploring Downtown member of the Oregon Main Street Network, the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce submitted the application in collaboration with Kyle Building owners Ron Hogeland and Joann and Stuart Henderson.
“The Hendersons and I would like to thank the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant pro-gram for the improvements to the Kyle Building,” said Hogeland. “This historic structure does deserve attention as it is among the few such buildings that remain in the smaller communi-ties on the Oregon coast.
“The new red roofing crowns its enhancements.”
Grant funds supplied $67,748 of the approximately $99,000 improvement project. The work was completed by West Lane Plumbing, Garrett Remodeling LLC, Evergreen Roofing of Oregon and McKenzie Scaffold-Shoring. The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce provided administra-tion for the grant.
Completed rehabilitation work included installation of a new roof and gutters, structural and flooring repairs, plumbing updates, and exterior painting of the 119-year-old building. The Kyle Building was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
To learn more about the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant or the Oregon Main Street Network, visit www.oregonheritage.org.