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A Fresh Coat of Paint for the Campbell Historical Museum

The first phase of the renovations and painting of the Campbell Historical Museum finished Wednesday.

After waiting 12 years, the city of Campbell's first public building is getting a makeover.

The 's distinctive tower began to undergo a transformation Aug. 7 and was completely painted Wednesday, changing its look from a salmon pink to a subdued gray.

The painting is part of an overall plan to paint the entire building, which was formerly known as Campbell's old Firehouse Station 1. With the help of the and Behr Paint, the new color scheme is more reflective of the building's history, in gray and burgundy, and aims at highlighting the building's more distinct features such as the tower and the fire doors.

"With this paint scheme, we’re going to stand out," said Campbell Historical Museum Curator . "People will notice us when they drive by."

Although not solidified yet, the museum staff is also looking into the possibility of installing a mural that would make it look like there were fire engines inside; a nod to the original use of the building.

The improvements to the historical building were made possible through a partnership between the Campbell Public Works Department, Home Depot and the Campbell Rotary.

In September, Campbell Rotary will organize volunteers to paint the rest of the building. Community members are welcomed to pitch in.

The last leg of the painting will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 15 with two shifts available: 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. If interested in participating, please meet at the Campbell Historical Museum Sept. 8 and be sure to wear your old paint clothes!

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