ROSLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It took almost 50 years, but residents of one Nassau County town are finally getting their wish.
Grist Mill on Old Northern Boulevard in Roslyn will be getting a makeover.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
The landmark, which dates back to the late 1700s, has gone through many phases as an actual working water mill, grinding grain. Once a tea house and popular tourist attraction, the mill is set to become an educational center, CBS2’s John Dias reported.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
The town historian told CBS2 that the Grist Mill restoration has repeatedly been delayed due to a lack of funding and, as a result, the mill, itself, is now dilapidated. However, so far in August $440,000 in grants have been secured by the county and the Roslyn Landmark Society has raised a whopping $1 million from private sources to foot the restoration’s bill.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
The project will take several years to complete, but officials hope to start the process by the fall, Dias reported.