Lake Superior Zoo Renovates Historic Patio
Posted at: 08/23/2013 5:17 PM
| Updated at: 08/23/2013 10:28 PM
The Lake Superior Zoo is getting a new, yet old, addition.
The zoo is taking on a major renovation of its historic bluestone patio. The open-air structure is more than 70 years old. It's made with actual tree trunks instead of beams. It was used for decades for picnics, school events and weddings, but it became unusable due to safety concerns.
Now, the construction project will serve to repurpose this diamond in the rough.
Lake Superior Zoological Society CEO Sam Maida said they don't have a lot of places to show off their history. "Of course this is part of our history, this structure," he said. "And so we thought we'd use this to display some of our history and at the same time have an additional space to use."
Demolition started this week on the $475,000 project.