This building is going to turn a neglected corner in Bessemer into a showcase.
The crowd that gathered included all 7 Bessemer City Council members and at least one announced council candidate, local and state DHR officials, the president of the Bessemer Historical Homeowners Association, Bessemer Chamber of Commerce officials, the architect and others from his firm, the contractor, Fire Department officials and other city officials.
From left to right - Ron Gilbert, city engineer; Aaron Killings, attorney; Anthony Windsor, Public Building Authority (PBA) President; Mayor Ed May; Joe Openshaw, PBA Vice President; Sadie Harris, PBA treasurer
Council Members, PBA members DHR personnel and Mayor Ed May and city engineer Ron Gilbert playing in the dirt
Construction will begin within a couple of weeks and progress will be recorded on this site. In a year, DHR will be moving into their new facility!