Scaffolding removal at 100 Seneca

Staff writer

The 100 Seneca building in Oil City is starting to reemerge as the scaffolding that has encased the downtown landmark for many months is coming down.

Amid the winter conditions, Jeff Sheets and his crew from Arsenal Scaffold of New York City, which has a branch in Pittsburgh, have started taking down the scaffolding around the former bank building.

The scaffolding is coming down about eight months after it was bolted to the building for the use of Escajeda Masonry, which was making repairs to the stonework.

The Venango County Economic Development Authority approved a contract extension last month with Escajeda into January. The original contract was set to expire Dec. 31, but the company still needed additional time to finish up odds and ends and then have Arsenal take down the scaffolding.

Scaffolding removal is expected to take about two weeks.