“Repurposing history” – Railroadware Chico News & Review

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Local architect transforms railroad and light pole relics into functional pieces of art

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In 1969, when Tim Leefeldt was just a boy, he took a train ride from Oakland to Promonotory Point, Utah, to witness a re-enactment of the “Driving of the Golden Spike,” an event honoring the centennial of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. It was a trip he remembers fondly as having honored his late great-grandfather, who had been a railroad executive in the 19th century. Fast-forward to present day, and Leefeldt’s nostalgia for the industrial age continues to inspire his work as a craftsman and architect.

Read the entire article on the Chico News & Review’s website here, “Repurposing History”.

Inventor Sees the Light in Insulators – Enterprise Record

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Adaptive re-use. Re-assigning. Re-purposing.

These might be just fancy buzzwords that elevate recycling to new levels, but to Chico resident Tim Leefeldt, they’re much more than that.

To re-purpose is to take something that once had a specific purpose and then tweak it to give it new life,and it’s a job that Leefeldt knows all about…

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