JAMESTOWN – An iconic City of Jamestown property is slated to be demolished.
The former Galloway Mansion and current Moose Lodge, 405 E. 5th St., was recently obtained by the Chautauqua County Land Bank and sold.
In recent years, the building was in need of repair, something that the Moose Lodge was unable to financially support.
Before demolition, the DYI Network show “Salvage Dawgs” will comb the historic property to salvage vintage pieces. The show’s hosts, Robert Kulp and Mike White, recover everything from doors, windows, mantels and more.
According to the show’s website, once items are recovered, the team sells valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.
Filming for the show began Tuesday and will continue into the mid-week. Land bank officials said the structure will be demolished after the filming.
Before the Moose, the mansion was owned by the Galloway family who found fortune as Pennsylvania oil tycoons.
The Galloway daughter, Grace, was a singer that regularly played at the Chautauqua Institution. Grace died of tuberculosis at age 27 in 1898.
Her father commissioned a statue in Grace’s memory at Lakeview Cemetery. A Pittsburgh artist used Grace’s last portrait to model a statue after her.
The mystery surrounding Grace and her statue has persisted for decades.