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Millbury Savings Bank has donated nearly $9,000 to the Asa Waters Mansion, representing half of the funds needed for the second phase of its HVAC system upgrade. This brings the bank’s total contribution to the mansion’s multi-year restoration and preservation projects to more than $65,000.
“Asa Waters Mansion is such an integral part of Millbury’s proud history, and an important landmark in the downtown area,” said Robert J. Morton, Millbury Savings Bank’s president and chief executive officer. “We’re happy to be able to provide this assistance.”
The Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion, the mansion’s fundraising group, already had raised approximately half of the $18,000 needed for phase two of the upgrade, which will extend central air conditioning to the remaining function and event areas of the mansion’s first floor. The window air conditioning units currently being used are inefficient, noisy, and damaging to the mansion’s original woodwork. The central air conditioning system to be installed is designed specifically for historical buildings, and has been approved for use at the mansion by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
“Millbury Savings Bank, one of our earliest benefactors, continues to be a major donor for the Asa Waters Mansion's restoration,” said mansion Director Catherine Elliott. “Their unwavering support for our efforts illustrates their commitment to historic preservation. We're very grateful for this contribution.”
In the Photo:
Clockwise from top: Asa Waters Mansion Director Catherine Elliott, Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion members Diane Hill and Lee Correira, Millbury Savings Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Morton, Friends members Jeff Dore, Sandra Denaris, Sandy Cristo, Dennis Hill, and Carol Vulter.