"Growing up around the plane - it was just always here, you know," said Jayson Scott, who is the grandson of the late Art Lacey, the businessman who brought the B-17 Lacey Lady to Milwaukie, Ore., back in 1947.
The entire restoration of the Lacey Lady will likely take years to complete. The owners said, even if they had all the money in the world and everything they needed to get the project done, it would probably still take them at least a decade.
The Lacey Lady has definitely seen better days, but the family that owns what has become their legacy hopes to someday bring it back to its original glory and maybe even send it up in the air once again.
For decades, a B-17G sitting atop what was once a gas station has been one of this Oregon town's most talked about, and perhaps most visited, icons. But these days the famous airplane dubbed the "Lacey Lady" is deteriorating fast.