Downtown's Triple FM Building Undergoing Historic Preservation Work

MAY 11, 2006 - Posted at 2:29 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - The historic Triple FM building in downtown Jonesboro is getting a facelift...but one that will actually make it look older.

The 101-year-old structure, which now houses three radio stations, was built in 1905 by Maximillian Meyer, one of Jonesboro's earliest settlers.

The building is currently undergoing a $50,000 preservation process called tuckpointing.  "It brings it back closer to its original state as much as possible.  The weather has deteriorated the bricks over the years and they've been painted in some places, but it looks more like it did originally, when the original builders built it," said project supervisor Greg Wilson.

The work is expected to be completed in approximately three weeks, and the mural on the north side of the building will remain in place.

The Triple FM building is home to radio stations 104.9 The Fox, Mix 106.7 and Z100.