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Stambaugh Auditorium receives $500K grant for restoration project

The estimated cost of the project is $5 million.
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Stambaugh Auditorium has received a $500,000 grant from the Hine Memorial Fund of The Youngstown Foundation. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Stambaugh Auditorium has received a $500,000 grant from the Hine Memorial Fund of The Youngstown Foundation to support the Monumental Staircase and Facade Restoration Project.

The project, with an estimated cost of $5 million, will include razing and replacing the Fifth Avenue monumental staircase and promenade, reconstructing retaining walls, cleaning the exterior facade of the building, adding dimensional exterior lighting to the entrances and facades and restoring all decorative metalwork at the grand entrance. 

The grant from the Hine Memorial Fund will be used to increase accessibility to the grand entrance promenade from the north end and to construct an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant accessibility ramp leading from the south end of the promenade to the current entrance in the formal garden area. 

“The Hine Memorial Fund of The Youngstown Foundation is honored to support Stambaugh Auditorium’s efforts to create an accessible and universally designed space,” Crissi Jenkins, program coordinator for the Hine Memorial Fund, said in a news release. “It is our hope that this gift will make it possible for all individuals, most especially those with disabilities, to enjoy all that Stambaugh Auditorium has to offer.”

For information about the campaign, contact JoAnn Stock, chief development officer at Stambaugh Auditorium, at 330-747-5175 or jstock@stambaughauditorium.com.

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