Reposted from the Town Talk’s website.
Renovation work continues on the Cotton Brothers Building — soon to be the new location of the Central Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The organization began renovations earlier this year to the building located at 425 Bolton Ave. in Alexandria. But just recently workers with Petron tore down an add-on to the original building, said Leann Murphy, CEO of the local Red Cross chapter.
Murphy said removal of the addition from the original art-deco structure helped open up the whole block of Bolton.
Workers now are constructing load-bearing walls inside the 75-year-old structure to allow for roof repairs.
Once the renovations are finished, the building will serve as office space and provide the Red Cross with a warehouse and designated training area. The second floor of the building will be left vacant initially. Read the rest of the story here: