From the Register-Mail:
Earlier this month, the city Landmark Commission recognized three structures with Historic Preservation Awards. These structures included The Rungesâ€™ home, Corpus Christi Catholic Church and Knox Collegeâ€™s Old Main….
…Old Main, Knox College
Knox College President Roger Taylor said a few years ago, severe straight line winds hit Galesburg and did a lot of damage in town. Some of that damage included lifting up the roof on the southwest corner of Old Main.
â€œIt became obvious that the sensible thing to do was to have a new roof,â€ Taylor said.
A new roof was constructed out of copper, which is historically accurate.
â€œ(Copper) has a longer life span than any other kind of roof,â€ Taylor said.
Additionally, the platform around the bell tower was restored to its historical appearance; Taylor said that when the platform was repaired after a tornado in the 1960s, the platform was covered up. For this work, Old Main was given an award by the Landmark Commission.
The restoration work was done before Knoxâ€™s commencement in June 2008.