Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Historic status considered for Scottsdale venue

[Source: Julie Janovsky, Scottsdale Tribune] -- Louise Lincoln Kerr is considered one of Scottsdale’s early patrons of the arts by local historians. Now her former studio, where she hosted intimate concert performances dating back to the late 1940s, may officially land a place in Scottsdale’s Historic Registry. Last week, the Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to initiate a case to the Scottsdale City Council to formally recognize Kerr’s studio, known as the Kerr Cultural Center, by bestowing it with a historic status. The Kerr Cultural Center is owned by Arizona State University and is still a concert and performing arts venue. Kerr bequeathed the building and property, which is located off Rose Lane, south of the Borgata shopping center, to the college upon her death in the late 1970s. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]