Wednesday, February 06, 2008

HP staff, Council Member tour Phoenix Indian School

[Source: Barbara Stocklin] -- Historic Preservation (HP) and Arizona State Parks staff led Council Member Tom Simplot on a tour of the three historic buildings at Phoenix Indian School (Steele Indian School Park) to discuss their rehabilitation progress to date, funding availability to complete rehabilitation work, and possible use options. The Memorial Hall rehabilitation (pictured) for an assembly/performing space should be completed in late spring 2008, with only stabilization and critical work completed on the Band Building and Dining Hall to date. A permit is in place to complete restoration of the exteriors of Dining Hall, and some funding is secured for the Band Building although no plans have yet been developed. HP and Parks staff are working with EAS to evaluate options for moving rehabilitation work forward on the Dining Hall and Band Buildings.