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Final Chestnut District Marker Underway

marker feltenmarker cuTaking advantage of cool morning temperatures, Hays limestone artist Pete Felten was working early today to construct the third and final Chestnut Street District marker in historic downtown Hays.

“The limestone blocks are salvage from the old Hays ‘Opera House’ that was torn down last August, “says Felten.

The marker at 17th and Main Streets is on the north edge of the Chestnut Street District.  The other two markers are placed at 8th and Fort, and 8th and Oak.

The Downtown Hays Development Corporation project was started in 2010 by Hays Eagle Scout, Scott Heimann, for his final scout project.

Since then, says Downtown Hays Executive Director Tracy Stanford, the project has become a collaboration with Felten to build the limestone pyramids outlining the Chestnut Street District.

Stanford hopes to schedule a commemoration ceremony later this summer.

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  • Mary

    Look at the street signs and learn the names of the streets! The one is not at 8th and Main it is at 8TH AND FORT!!