Newsletter 2014, Part 2

Spocott Windmill Foundation

Est. 1972

August, 2014

Capital Fund Raising Campaign

For the first time in several years, we are launching a fund raising campaign to primarily raise funds to restore the 19th Century Doctor’s Office, which was moved to the Windmill site earlier this year. The Doctor’s Office completes the complex that began with the dedication of the windmill in 1972. Since then we have added the Miller’s Cottage, Castle Haven Schoolhouse, and Blacksmith Shop. On the property is also the Country Store and Museum, which has been there since the early 20th Century.

This most recent move of the Doctor’s Office was the wish of George M. Radcliffe and was finally completed earlier this year. The attached brochure describes the project in detail. Although the original doctor’s office was lost years ago, this building is of the same period and is from the Spocott property.

Earlier this year the building was moved to its present site and placed on a new foundation. Part of the chimney had to be removed to get the building under phone wires, but that has been rebuilt. This was all funded by previous donations, most notably a grant from the Walter Hill Foundation.

Next year we plan to complete the restoration of the windmill complex with completion of painting the store and repairs to the Miller’s Cottage.

Muse-LeCompte Doctor’s Office/Medical Museum Planned Expenses

  • Roof – $4,800
  • Siding – $5,800
  • Replacing windows and door – $1,600
  • Uniform Access Ramp – $5,000
  • Trim work – $900
  • Interior repair – $1,200

Country Store/Radcliffe Museum Painting - $5,000

We are also looking for furniture, books, and antique medical equipment to furnish the office and museum. We are accepting donations from anyone who may have something that could be added to the building.

Next Windmill Operation:

-          Sat, Oct. 18, 2014  (10 AM – 3 PM)

-          5th Annual Earth Day Celebration to be held on Sat, April 18, 2015  (10 AM – 3 PM)

Thank you,

George Radcliffe