The Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau recently improved the view of the east side of the 1888 Sower Farmhouse, Rome City, with a project to restore the last section o the building’s exterior. The completed repairs are visible to users of the new Fishing Line Trail. To see the work in progress, click here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wll7atylm3lj2nc/AAAVuLpXdyWN5mNSw17K8WoWa?dl=0 

The project, funded in part by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, included removal of asphalt siding and replacement with matching clapboard-style hardy board, soffit repair, painting, and the re-installation of 25 storm windows removed when restoration began in 2013. Todd Zeiger of Indiana Landmarks consulted on the project. Gehring’s Curb Appeal of Kendallville completed the work.

The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family in central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of communities and to date has awarded more than $88 million in grants in central Indiana and beyond. Visit www.efroymsonfamilyfund.org for information.