Bay City looks to preserve historical downtown buildings - WNEM TV 5

Bay City looks to preserve historical downtown buildings

Posted: Updated:
BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

As developers look to update two long-standing properties in Mid-Michigan, efforts are underway to help preserve the history behind them.

Work began to remove the metal facade on the Crapo building in downtown Bay City earlier this month. It was done to expose the original design underneath.

On Aug. 29 construction crews started removing the stucco-plywood facade from another downtown building. That building is on Saginaw Street across from Old City Hall and next to the Fusion One Cafe.

The removal exposed a new look, but the executive director of the Downtown Development Authority said it uncovers much more.

"Without a doubt, the history of the space, the imagination of what the people did originally to create our downtown is exposed as we make out new stories with the beauty of the buildings back again with us. It's just very neat to be connected," Candace Bales said.

She also said the more historic downtown connects better with Millennials and their love with downtown living.

The developers hope to find businesses and tenants to work and live in the revitalized buildings.

Copyright 2016 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect in fatal church shooting charged with murder

    Suspect in fatal church shooting charged with murder

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:12:45 GMT

    The suspect in the fatal shooting at an Antioch church will be charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting on Sunday morning, police said.

    More >

    The suspect in the fatal shooting at an Antioch church will be charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting on Sunday morning, police said.

    More >
  • Meijer bakery employee diagnosed with hepatitis A

    Meijer bakery employee diagnosed with hepatitis A

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-09-22 12:55:52 GMT
    (Source: Meijer)(Source: Meijer)

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed a bakery food worker at the Meijer store located at 1015 Pickard Street in Mt. Pleasant was diagnosed with the illness.

    More >

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed a bakery food worker at the Meijer store located at 1015 Pickard Street in Mt. Pleasant was diagnosed with the illness.

    More >
  • Taco Bell to open 300 new locations that will serve alcohol

    Taco Bell to open 300 new locations that will serve alcohol

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:29 AM EDT2017-09-20 09:29:05 GMT
    (Wikimedia Commons)(Wikimedia Commons)

    Taco Bell is about to put booze on the menu at more than 300 new locations.

    More >

    Taco Bell is about to put booze on the menu at more than 300 new locations.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.