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FITCHBURG - Work will begin soon on one of the city's jewels, with the announcement that the roof of the Crocker Field grandstand will be replaced.

Lenny Laakso, director of public works public works
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Construction projects, such as highways or dams, financed by public funds and constructed by a government for the benefit or use of the general public.

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 for the city and president of the Crocker Field Restoration Committee, announced yesterday that Alpha Weatherproofing Co. of Somerville has been awarded the contract to replace the roof on the grandstand.

"That's something that has been needed to be done for a long time," Mr. Laakso said.

The grandstand was built and roof installed in 1918 when Crocker Field was built. The field, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places This article is about the U.S. Register. For the National Register of Historic Places in Canada see Canadian Register of Historic Places.

The National Register of Historic Places
, was built with money donated by the late Fitchburg industrialist Alvah Crocker Alvah Crocker (October 14, 1801 - December 26, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, Crocker attended the public schools and Groton Academy. He was first employed in a paper mill at Franklin, New Hampshire in 1820.
. It was designed by the Olmstead Brothers of Brookline, the architectural firm that also designed roads around and in Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian system, on the N.C.–Tenn. border; highest range E of the Mississippi and one of the oldest uplands on earth. The mountains are named for the smokelike haze that envelops them.  and Yosemite Valley national parks, the grounds around Fresh Pond in Cambridge, and the grounds of Harvard Business School Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. .

Mr. Laakso said that when he joined the Crocker Field Restoration Committee 18 years ago, the grandstand roof was the top of the priority list for renovations at the sports field.

The roof project is expected to cost $121,500, which is being paid for through grants and donations.

The roof will be under repair leading to the annual Thanksgiving football game between Fitchburg and Leominster high schools, but it won't interfere with the game.
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Date:Nov 6, 2009
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