POINT PLEASANT — The County Community Foundation of Mason County (MCCF, Inc.) recently presented a check to Main Street Point Pleasant for a grant to replace the windows as part of the restoration of the A.F. Kisar House.
The A.F. Kisar House has been part of Point Pleasant since 1895 built by a local business founder, Mr. Kisar was a jeweler and river dock owner. The structure is 120 years old and the community would very much like to have this in place for an additional 120 years, according to the foundation. The house is being completely restored.
For over 120 years, the A.F. Kisar House has fit into the history of the community and is a big part of the river history as well. The owner built the local landing and most of the Riverboat Captains stopped to visit as they had business in Point Pleasant. Daniel Boone had a trading post in Point Pleasant as this was a very active riverfront.
The Hartley Family acquired the house and donated to the City of Point Pleasant in 2006.
“It is a very unique, one of a kind, Victorian historic home featuring hand carved woodwork, parquet ceilings and colorful tiles imported from England,”commented Mario Liberatore, Board Chair MCCF, Inc. “The Community Foundation is delighted to see this project through to the end.”
When completed, the house will become the Mason County History Museum. This Million Dollar Project is part of the continued revitalization of Point Pleasant.
Christy Crowell, MCCF, Inc. Executive Director commented: “This gift was made possible by the Gordon C. & Mildred R. Jackson Advisory Fund held at MCCF, Inc. These two wonderful people will be honored forever for their lifetime commitment to our community. This endowment fund will forever support the community they love by annually addressing the needs of people who live here.”
“Starting a fund or creating a legacy in someone’s name allows the community foundation to honor these special person each year, gives the donor a tax deduction for the gift, and provides needed resources for community programs, projects and our students’ education. We are very appreciative that the Jackson’s were extremely community-minded and left us with funds that, with the help of the community foundation, can give for-ever” commented Liberatore.