Cultural Facilities Levy
12:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Why National Trust says Music Hall and Union Terminal should be preserved

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is expanding on why it took the unprecedented step of naming two buildings from the same city to its annual list of Top 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

Vice President John Hildreth says the decision to name Music Hall and Union Terminal to the list was a "no-brainer."

"They are significant to people all over this country and around the world," says Hildreth. "They are recognizable icons, not just for Cincinnati, but beyond. And the fact that there is a very real threat to these buildings... if something isn't done for these buildings then they could be lost to the next generation of Cincinnatians and to these people that appreciate them from around the world."

The National Trust is also throwing its support behind the Cultural Facilities Task Force. Monday that group asked Hamilton County Commissioners to consider floating a quarter percent sales tax levy to repair and renovate the two aging buildings.