BROAD RIVER GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC

Location: 1145 County Home Road
Mailing Address: PO Box 2261
Shelby, NC 28151-2261

"Come celebrate your heritage with us!"
Our old home at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Our new home on County Home Road, before renovations begin.
Our old home... Our new home...

These two photographs were taken by Margaret B Jay's son. Thank you David, they will be cherished by the membership in years to come. Please scroll down for more photos.

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BRGS Archives, a new beginning...

text by Judith Parker-Proctor
photos by Debby McIntyre

Our 1200 square foot building began life as a workshop and came complete with concrete floor, fairly new shingles, some siding and lots of dirt & grime.

Let the work begin...
Let the work begin!

We get our building permit, but Green River? Clerk surely wasn't from Cleveland County!

A door and window are blocked up, a chimney removed, and a septic tank added. We don't need a garage door, so we get a new door, and a new window.

A door and window are blocked up, a chimney removed, and a septic tank added.

We don't need a garage door, so we get a new door, and a new window.
We add a stoop, some grass... ...a walkway, and exterior lighting.

We add a stoop, some grass...

...a walkway, and exterior lighting.

We put up some walls... ..and more walls.

We put up some walls...

..and more walls.

We hang a ceiling, include light fixtures, air ducts... ..some plumbing...

We hang a ceiling, include light fixtures, air ducts...

..some plumbing...
... lots of painting, shelves, more plumbing... a heat pump, and nice neighbors.

... lots of painting, shelves, more plumbing...

a heat pump, and nice neighbors.

All in preparation for the real work!

Margaret Jay, Ann Thompson, Nita Caldwell

Pictured:
Margaret Jay
Ann Thompson, Chairperson of the Archives Committee
Nita Caldwell

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