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On Wednesday, October 19, LeChase and the National Women’s Hall of Fame held a groundbreaking ceremony for the newest phase of renovations to the Hall in Seneca Falls, NY.

This phase of the renovation will transform the second floor into a larger space to honor inductees, freeing up the first floor to house supporting exhibits. The project will restore many of the historic aspects of the building including the spiral staircase, original wood floors and the adjacent factory smokestack. It will also add some modern elements like a main staircase and a new elevator shaft with glass connector, which will provide better access to all areas of the Hall.

Among event attendees were LeChase Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Kyle Sayers, and Project Executive Kailly Mintel. “All of us at LeChase are thrilled to partner with the Hall and CJS Architects on this project” noted Sayers, who stated LeChase always takes special pride in projects that enhance the communities where its people live and work. Mintel, who is leading the project, spoke about the importance of this project and what it means to LeChase and the Hall. She added: “LeChase is ready to get going and continue the great work we have been doing alongside the many other talented women and men who have been involved in this project.”

This phase of the renovation and restoration project is set to finish in 2023.