Benton County museum roof gets historical touch-up

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- The Benton County Historical Museum has replaced its roof, part of a refurbishing recommended in a facilities assessment a decade ago.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports (http://bit.ly/nB3vFO ) the museum replaced its roof with cedar shingles, matching the design that landed it on the National Register of Historic Places.

Executive director Irene Zenev says the new shingles are more historically accurate than the so-called shake roof. The 1867 building was originally intended to house a college, but Oregon State University took that role.

The building served as a church for nearly 40 years, and it became a museum in 1980.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com