The Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is housed in a renovated 1896 building which was in dire need of painting. After all our expenses are paid, there is not a lot of money at the end of the month, certainly not enough funds to have the building painted. Who came to our rescue? The IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 58!
Matt Galen, Local 1156; Steve Chaplin, Local 115; Wendell Harris, Local 2341; Don Bower, Local 1156; Ron Dykens, Local 115; Patrick Werner, Local 115; Chris Vollmer, Local 1156; Peter Saller, Local 115; Luke Morgan, Local 2341; John Buchholz, Local 2341; Andrew Naumann, Local 1199; and Otto Schoenberg, Local 115.
There was a group of 12 gentlemen from the IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 58 who came early the morning of November 2, 2019 and volunteered to paint the second story of our building. They painted the second story so quickly and efficiently they even had time to paint all the trim on the first story! These gentlemen could have done a dozen other things on Saturday and we are thankful they chose to spend their day giving of their time and talent to help us.
Not only did the painting make the building look great, it also helps protect and preserve this historic building.
Special thanks to Otto Schoenberg who worked countless hours to coordinate the project with members of the PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 58, gathering and delivering all the equipment necessary and overall being a great guy!
Also, thank you to: PPG Paints, South County (Nate & Vince) Donation of the paint Fabick Rents, Fenton (Travis) Donation of the lift Painting Solutions (Scott) Donation of the ladders Handyman True Value, Oakville (Christine) Donation of painting supplies Home Depot, South County (Tember) Donation of painting supplies
Enjoy nostalgia from the early years of the telephone. It’s a fun family adventure, an educational field trip for students and an enjoyable group outing.