The Cobblestone Entertainment Platform

     Following the razing of the wooden speaker’s stand, a new cobblestone entertainment platform was erected during the summer of 1954. The cobblestone look was built to match the bandstand. The platform serves as both a speakers rostrum and an entertainment center. Like the bandstand, it was built mainly by generous contributions from local organizations and private citizens. The structure was completed in time for Old Settlers’ Days on August 4th through the 7th. Presentation of the new platform was made by Ray J. Schertz of the Metamora National Bank with Mayor Chris Wiedman accepting the gift on behalf of the Village.

     In June of 1998 workmen covered the platform with a slant roof.

History and photo submitted by Shirley A. Adams.


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