OGDENSBURG The Frederic Remington Art Museum plans to award contracts on the next phase of a renovation project to begin this spring.
The bids are due by 2 p.m. Friday, said Executive Director Edward A. LaVarnway.
The 303 Washington St. museum has been working on renovating its 200-year-old building since 2007.
Mr. LaVarnway has said the total project, including replacing several brick walls and the roof, could cost upwards of $2.5 million.
Spring work will include replacing the western brick fašade. Many of the bricks on the wall are deteriorating.
We have about 22,000 bricks already purchased for the building renovation, Mr. LaVarnway said. He said the expectation is that the western wall itself will need 10,000 bricks.
Work in the spring also will be done on the buildings southern stained-glass window.
Large sections of the window are bowed out under the pressure of holding itself up.
He said he expects that whoever winds up with the contract for the project will subcontract the stained-glass window work to a specialist. A new roof will have to be put over the windows, which slightly jut out of the building.