The cupola of the historic Longwood house, which some locals refer to as “our Taj Mahal,” in Natchez, Miss., has been repainted and restored. Repairs included plugging holes in the dome, repainting the structure, and replacing wooden spindles surrounding the cupola. Crews had to do some of the repairs inside the structure while others worked outside with the help of a crane.
Natchez, Mississippi’s ‘Taj Mahal’ has its prominent cupola restored
Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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