Union Terminal and Music Hall receive $10 million from state for preservation purposes

CINCINNATI – Union Terminal and Music Hall preservation efforts received a budgetary boost Tuesday when the Ohio state government in Columbus committed $10 million to help both.

“I am grateful that House and Senate leaders and Governor Kasich recognize the significance of Union Terminal and Music Hall to the local economy and quality of life. The $10 million commitment is an important piece of the funding needed to preserve these facilities and save them for future generations,” said Robert A. “Bob” McDonald, chair of the Cultural Facilities Task Force and retired Chairman, President and CEO of Procter & Gamble.

The Cultural Facilities Task Force that McDonald chairs is a group of business and construction experts charged with recommending a plan to save Cincinnati’s two iconic buildings.

Music Hall was built in 1878 with private funds and serves as the home for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Cincinnati Union Terminal opened in 1933 as the main transportation hub for the region. It would later become the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, serving as home to three museums. Terminal officials are focusing on a multiphase restoration of the 76-year-old terminal, beginning with window and roof repairs, HVAC upgrades and interior architecture restoration, according to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission.

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