The Friends of the Sedalia Trust Building (FROST) organized a cleanup day for the four story building in historic Downtown Sedalia. In addition to its own representatives and their friends, eight airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base (WAFB) pitched in to rid debris through chutes and dumpsters donated by Ditzfeld Container Service of Sedalia.
FROST is engaged in a nationwide search for an owner/developer who can benefit from Federal and State tax credits applicable for certified rehabilitation work on the building, listed individually and as part of the Downtown Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Removing the debris makes it safer to walk through the building and easier to see the building’s “bones”. Damaged by fire in 1997, the Trust Building has been essentially mothballed. But broken windows, vandalism and decay have taken a toll. Thanks to the efforts of FROST, windows have been addressed, the building secured, and efforts to repair the north wall and damaged turret on the 4th Street façade are proceeding. Thanks to the volunteers who helped out May 2, 2015.
FROST Volunteers: Aric Snyder, John Simmons, David Esser, Meg Liston, Chad Freed, Josh Rhoads, John Swords, Wayne Rhoads, Rick Pettit. WAFB Volunteers: Emilia Martin, Melissa Spoon, Justin Nutter, Derrick Russell, Donovan Garrett, Arlando Budd, Stephanie Nieves, Dennis Silver.