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New access at JYH

June 16, 2014
The Daily Freeman Journal
The historic Jane Young House in Webster City has a new addition that will make it accessible to all. Lora Jones, president of the Webster City Women’s Club and Dean Bowden, member of the board of the Jane Young House Foundation, stand on the new ramp on the back side of the house. Thanks to a partial grant from the Hotel/Motel Tax Board and major contributions from the Webster City Women’s Club, Jane Young Foundation and Dean and Adele Bowden, the new handicap ramp has been completed and is ready for use. The ramp will afford accessibility to the many people who use the house for social events, as well as those who tour the home. The home of Jane and Kendall Young, the house was built in 1874. It served as the original Kendall Young Library and was a gift to the city. The Women’s Club has used and maintained the home since 1926. The home was moved and restored to make room for the expansion of the Kendall Young Library in 1997. The home is available for tours and can be rented for meetings, showers and other activities, according to Jones.


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