Green Bay man wants to find a way to preserve the Sturgeon Bay granary

Pat Drury made it his mission to restore and refurbish the Reedsville Granary, in 2006 he moved the granary to Ledgeview and now its home to a restaurant and a sports advisor firm.

Local 5 met Drury last week at the Sturgeon Bay city council meeting, he was one of the dozens of people who spoke out against the demolition of the 116 year old granary.

In that meeting the city council approved an engineering study and gave a time table for 60 days, however the fire chief's order to raze the granary still stands and the deadline for the Sturgeon Bay to bring it down is November 20th.

"Well to be quite honest with you, we are scared about it because we don't know how motivated the city if to tear it down," said Pat Drury. "Don't tear down the granary, you have to save it, look at what we did with this building here."

Drury gave us a tour of the Reedsville Granary and showed us how he refurbished as many things as he could from using the old siding as flooring and putting the old doors as the ceiling.

He wanted to make it clear that there aren't plans to turn the Sturgeon Bay granary into anything specific, he just wants the time to see what can be salvaged and if the building can be restored.

The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society has also been fighting to save the granary and it looks like they have the means to do so after receiving a $1.25 million donation from a local family.


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