Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Rehab of Phoenix's Steele Indian School Park historic structures to begin in April

[Source: Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix] -- The City of Phoenix is gearing up to start construction in early April on a multi-phased rehabilitation project for the three historic buildings remaining at Steele Indian School Park. The Historic Preservation Office, Parks & Recreation, and the Office of Arts and Culture are combining funds from the 2001 and 2006 Bonds, Arizona Heritage Funds, and a Save America's Treasures grant (federal money for rehab of nationally significant properties) to rehab the three buildings. Memorial Hall (pictured above) will be the primary focus of the first project phase of work. This phase will also include replacement of the roof at the Band Building, and stabilization of the windows, walls, and foundation on the Dining Hall. Staff anticipates beginning the abatement of hazardous materials, including asbestos in the roofs of the Band Building and Memorial Hall, in the next 10-14 days. Rehabilitation work is scheduled to take about nine months.