by Carl Johnson
Driving into Springvale on Main Street from either Sanford or Shapleigh, there is a more impressive view these days. The Cupola atop the Alumni Hall building on the old Nasson College Campus, on Main Street, has been completely refurbished by owner Robert Reinken, President of ReinCorp, owners of the building. The renovated and freshly painted cupola stands out for travelers in both directions.
The cupola had fallen into disrepair over the last several years and Mr. Reinken, assisted by a donation from the Nasson College Alumni Association, restored it as close to its original condition as possible, including weather proofing and shingling. Josh Wayne and crew from Ridgetop Construction did the work.
The height of the building made it a difficult and costly project but, with the addition of a 48-inch spire the project was completed and the building, which was the original Academic Building until the college closed in 1983, is as it was then.
The Alumni Association and its members are committed to keeping the name of Nasson College alive in Springvale and recently made a significant contribution to ensure the restoration of the basketball court in the Nasson Community Center.
The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors praised Mr. Reinken and his company for their commitment to the community. A plaque noting the Alumni Association’s participation in the project will be installed at a later date.