After waiting more than four months, the residents of the Floyd Valley Apartments of Le Mars were granted an early Christmas wish on Friday.
The only elevator that serves the five-story facility is once again working.
The elevator that serves the 65 residents in the apartment complex had broken down in August and was not able to be repaired.
Several elderly and handicapped residents live in the building, which made it difficult for those on the upper floors to leave.
Sue Hatch is the manager of the apartment complex:
OC………….complex today. :12
Hatch says the Ottis Elevator Company had to rebuild every piece of equipment of the old elevator:
OC……..helped each other. ;14
Hatch thanked the many community volunteers who performed the needed errands for those residents unable to use the five flights of stairway:
OC………..to help too. :24
The Floyd Valley Apartments were built in 1921 and the building is listed on the national historic registry.