RANDOLPH - One of Randolph's historic buildings will now survive more harsh winters as Randolph Historical Society members Mike Mackey, left, and Frederic Nagle, right, put on the final coat of paint and repair windows on the old and weathered Dow Building on Jamestown St.
Built in the mid 1800s, the building was the Randolph Free Library until the new library was constructed next door in 1940.
The last use of the building was for the senior citizen's ECHO food program, before that program moved to the new community center on Main St.
The deteriorating structure is owned by the Village of Randolph, who has permitted the Historical Society to renovate and use the building for their area Historical Center.
"There is a tremendous amount of work to be done," said Sandra Brace, renovations chairman, adding with the outside sealed and painted much can be done inside during the winter months.
"We will need more volunteers," she added.