Jesse Hostetler, a Staunton-based contractor, works with his crew on renovating the old town hall building in Port Republic on Tuesday. The building is being remodeled for use as a community center for area civic groups to hold their meetings and for weddings.
Staunton-based contractor Jesse Hostetler measures out ceiling board inside the old town hall building in Port Republic on Tuesday. Martha and Walter Curt bought the building in 2005 and are renovating it for use as a community center. Hostetler has worked on-and-off on the job for the past two years. The goal is to have it ready sometime this summer. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
The cornerstone of the old town hall dates the building back to 1904.