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Strong Sisters: Unger family working on historic hotel renovation in Elkins


Anyone visiting downtown Elkins this summer has likely seen the humongous boom lift being used for renovation work at the Tygart Hotel. Making use of the piece of equipment is the father and daughters team of Past Respects, a company based in Spencer, working on the bricks on the front of the building.

Frank Unger and his daughters, Savannah and Marleigh, have spent several weeks this summer “repointing” the bricks of the historic hotel. Part of that work has involved using the large lift to reach the upper floors.

“It has been enjoyable,” Savannah Unger told The Inter-Mountain. “I always enjoy it when we work together as a family. Elkins is a really pretty area too, so just the drive up here is nice. The project in general was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. It is a huge building.”

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