A piece of Titusville history is coming full circle. About 100 people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday marking the culmination of a 14-year project to restore the second and third floors of the Towne Square Building. The roughly 25-thousand-square-feet of space could one day be home to as many as eighteen offices.
The building once housed offices of oil tycoons like Joseph Pew, John Mather, and John D. Rockefeller, and Deb Eckelberger of the Titusville Redevelopment Authority says some modern day energy companies have already expressed interest in coming back.
“We have a forester here in the incubator space, and we also have a water transportation company from the shale industry that’s located here. And we are targeting heavily the shale industry to come back where it all started. I mean, this is the building where Pew, and Rockefeller, and people like that had their offices, so we’re hopeful that we can encourage the energy companies to come back.”
The project was financed with nearly a million dollars in federal, state and local money.