Jennings Group Wants To Restore Historic Building
JENNINGS, La. (AP) — The Heywood Building has stood on the corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Jennings since 1903.
But the building has seen better days.
The American Press reports a grassroots effort is underway to help save the historic landmark from demolition and restore it.
The three-story building, which has sat empty for a decade, has fallen into disrepair. Its roof has caved in, windows are busted out and bricks and other mortar still fall from the structure, posing a threat to those passing by.
Former Jennings mayor and Jeff Davis Arts Council President Greg Marcantel says the current owners of the building have agreed to donate it to the Jeff Davis Arts Council which plans to establish offices in the structure after renovations.