Don’t forget about Pete

As I read the article about the Castle on First, I was amazed that there was no mention of Pete Reizevort

As I read the article about the Castle on First, I was amazed that there was no mention of Pete Reizevort who was the owner of this property prior to Mr. Socher. Pete had a vision and a very detailed model that he made of what this property could be and proceeded with back-breaking work to accomplish his vision. Pete purchased this building in 1993 and with an idea of incorporating its historic building into his vision and in 2005 he began work. Pete worked steadily for two years on the building developing its unique tower, many of its funky windows and other items too many to mention.  In 2007 Peter, for personal reasons, decided to sell his dream to Mr. Socher who, with his own changes completed the building as we see it now. Not to take away from Mr. Socher’s many contributions to this community, I do feel as though for the sake of the archives, that the facts about this building need to be all encompassing from the beginning of its development to the end.  And a shout out to all of the amazing people who have helped to make Fernie the unique and wonderful place that it is.

 

Colleen Ashton

Fernie