Saving artifacts for Merrill Historical Society
According to a press release issued by Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital, the planned demolition process will include salvaging some pieces of the T.B. Scott Mansion for historial purposes.
“We will focus on a plan to decommission the Mansion in a manner that acknowledges the significance of the building and its importance to the area by preserving essential architectural elements and artifacts to secure its place in the historical record of the Merrill community,” said Jonathon Matuszewski, Chief Administrative Officer, Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital.
Dave Johson, Merrill City Administrator, and staff at the Merrill Historical Society verified they were permitted to visit the Mansion to identify and earmark items of interest to the Historical Society late last year. “Through an agreement with Ascension, the Merrill Historical Society has been permitted to identify items in the mansion that will be saved and turned over to the Historical Society. These include fireplace mantels, decorative tile, stairway newel posts, door hardware items, a stained glass window, and other items,” Johnson said.