Once upon a time people traveled to the Melting Pot Restaurant on East University Avenue to celebrate milestones and become engaged. It was a place where wonderful memories were made and tucked away to be treasured.
Today the former Melting Pot building houses the Matheson Library & Archives. The beautiful stained glass windows, which were created by local artists and featured prominently in the restaurant, are in storage with much-needed repairs waiting to be made. We want to restore them and hang them in a place of honor in the Library & Archives Reading Room.
With the dramatic slash to our state funding, though, we cannot do it without you. So how can you help?
1) We are offering a two for $400 special for the engraved bricks that are featured in front of the two front doors of the Library & Archives. Individual bricks are $250 each. An engraved brick is a unique way to honor a loved one or publicize your business! If you would like to place an order please click here to download the order form. You can either mail it in with your check or pay online by clicking here.
2) If you have already purchased a brick or would like to donate directly to the stained glass restoration fund you can mail your check to the museum at 513 East University Avenue, Gainesville FL, 32601, or click here and donate online.
We thank you in advance for being a part of this important restoration project!
Hope Meucci, former owner of the Melting Pot Restaurant, with the beautiful stained glass windows.