Sealant needed at SCCA

Published 1:50 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2022

To the editor:

I am writing in support of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ request to replace windows and seal the exterior with a white coating.

Knowing the members of the center’s board, I am confident that they have considered the possible options before deciding on asking for the white exterior sealant. Being in the real estate business for over 49 years, I am well aware of the fact that buildings suffer from deterioration of their windows and exteriors can fail to keep extremely damaging water from penetrating the building. Sometimes tough decisions have to be made to insure the integrity of an older building. This is simply where the center’s decision-makers find themselves.

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I have also worked with Mark Brinkley, their contractor, and found him to be very knowledgeable on how best to preserve older buildings with the best products available. His company has excellent experience in dealing with this type of challenge.

A white cultural arts center building will be a stunning look, and think of all the creativity and fun they can have with light shows against that white background.

Thank you to the board and the management leadership team for taking on the challenge of preserving the building and raising the funds to accomplish this crucial project. Thank you city of Suffolk for your support of this project. I will be sending a donation to help. I encourage you to join me.

Harry Lee Cross III

Suffolk