Built in 1909 as the home for city government until IndyGov moved to the City-County Building in the Sixties, Old City Hall has also served as a home to the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Public Library's main branch. Now a new initiative is working to bring the building back into service on behalf of the city's cultural life.
Five planners have taken up residence at Old City Hall and each is in charge of one of the following themes that will serve as elemental building blocks to Plan 2020
, a long-range comprehensive bi-centennial planning effort for Indianapolis: Live Indy, Love Indy, Work Indy, Serve Indy and Connect Indy.
In addition, the building is also open to the public from 8 a.m. -5 p.m., both as gallery space that will highlight current projects and community-based initiatives and as public meeting space for groups working on projects aimed at improving Indy's quality of life. For information on using the space, email Alex.Miser@indy.gov
New Life for Old City Hall
Courtesy of the DMD
Radioman turned Department of Metropolitan Development communications man John Bartholomew talks with Old City Hall's Alex Miser.
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TURF: IDADA Art Pavilion opening night (slideshow)
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