To see that work is being done on this historic building. Whether or not your facts are right, you SAW that things are being done, and I'm sure the information is correct. Someone must have secured some funding and they're doing good things with the money.
The outside of the building really doesn't look too bad, and given that the outside usually takes more brutal abuse than the inside (MOST of the time) this historic building is well worth restoration.
Can't wait to visit again in Manitou and see the progress.
Thanks for sharing this Steve.