THE GONZALES INQUIRER reports
Historic museum needs help: Famed local structure in state of disrepair; will cost $3 million to fixBy GREG LITTLEfirstname.lastname@example.org
The historical museum in Gonzales is in bad physical condition.
That was the conclusion given last Tuesday night by an expert who made a presentation to the Gonzales City Council.
Chris Hudson of Volz & Associates of Austin, the firm hired to do a master plan for the museum, said there are many problems at the museum and they are going to need to be addressed as soon as possible.
It will cost around $3 million to completely fix the historic building.
Hudson said the "biggest problem" at the museum is standing water under the crawlspace. He said there are no vents on the bottom part of the museum,resulting in water erosion at the foundation.
"The concrete on the underside is falling apart," he said.
He said there is also bad soil erosion as well as foundation settlement in the amphitheater.
"If something is not done fairly soon, there will be more problems to deal with," said Hudson."