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Painting complements courthouse

February 21, 2012

Photo by Joseph Bell – Mrs. Lucille Armagost-Grabofski, a Ridgway native who now resides in Erie, presented this painting to the Elk County Commissioners.

County officials expressed their gratitude Tuesday morning to Mrs. Lucille Armagost-Grabofski, a Ridgway native who now resides in Erie.
She recently presented a painting to the county's commissioners depicting the Elk County Courthouse.
"She grew up in Ridgway and painted this in 2010 of our courthouse," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "It's an oil painting on canvas and she did it in memory of her father, Jay Gordan Armagost, he was a police officer here and he died in 1950.
"Lucille's brother, local resident Jim Armagost, stated that their father served on the Ridgway police force from about 1942 to 1950 when he died."
The police station at that time was located in the Masonic Temple along Court Street.
"The Armagost family included five children and they resided on Front Street in Ridgway," Freeburg said. "Lucille told us that even as a child at about five years old, she was always sketching and drawing."

Pick up a copy of the Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

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