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Dakota County board approves $1.2M in upgrades for Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul – Twin Cities

2021-03-25 12:01:57 –

The Dakota County Historical Society and its home to more than 25,000 relics, the Roche Memorial Museum, will receive a $ 1.2 million upgrade.

At this week’s Dakota County Board of Directors, members unanimously approved Funding for ADA improvements and other related interior upgrades Opened in 1978, opposite South St. Paul City Hall, it is a county-owned two-story building.

Approximately $ 900,000 will be used for accessibility requirements such as changing parking lots and external signs for the disabled, changing elevators, upgrading existing toilets, and building two new ADA bathrooms at the main level. The remaining $ 300,000 will be spent improving the affected areas of the new bathroom under construction.

Also, in the office and archive storage areas on the second floor, leaks from the roof will damage new carpet and ceiling.

Work is scheduled to begin early next year.

Over the last two years, Dakota County has invested in the museum’s new roofs, windows and bus drop-off zones. This has increased attendance by 150% since 2016, bringing the annual pre-pandemic total to 5,000.

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