National Preservation Conference meets in Indianapolis
Group brainstorms plan for old City Hall building
Last Updated: 37 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Historic preservation groups from around the country are set to meet in Indianapolis this week for their national conference.
This is the first year Indianapolis has hosted the National Preservation Conference.
On Tuesday, experts from various fields from across the country were in town to try to figure out a viable way to use the old City Hall building.
Officials said 90 people separated into four groups and brainstormed for most of the afternoon.
The groups represented hotels, nonprofits, commercial development and civic and governmental interests.
Their goal is to come up with several workable ideas that can be funded. Local preservation groups then plan to take those ideas to city leaders.
"It is really a jaw-droppingly great interior and we can't build this stuff like this again. It's a challenging space too because it’s largely ceremonial and some of the side rooms are not the easiest thing to figure out what to do with. That’s why we are relying on these great minds while they are in town," Indiana Landmarks President Marsh Davis said.
The National Preservation Conference officially starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday.
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