- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - An Upper Peninsula city will pay roughly $31,000 to restore the original elevator in its century-old city hall building.

The Evening News of Sault Ste. Marie reports (https://bit.ly/ZB4vVM ) the Sault Ste. Marie City Commission unanimously approved the renovation for the elevator in the Federal Building. The elevator will stay mostly inactive following the upgrades, but could be used in an emergency.

The Federal Building was built in 1910 and is on the federal and state registers of historic places. The city’s website says private owners donated the building in 2008 for use as the city hall.

Officials estimated that decommissioning the elevator would have cost $10,000. The Otis Elevator Company will install new door locks and switches and will cover some holes instead.

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Information from: The Evening News, https://www.sooeveningnews.com

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