The Scripps Howard Foundation presented a grant for $15,000 to Cincinnati Museum Center. The funds will be used to produce a documentary on the repair of Union Terminal, a project that will restore the national historic landmark.
The documentary is expected to air on WCPO and will be shown in Union Terminal’s restored Scripps Howard Newsreel Theater.
Viewers of the documentary will get a detailed look at the expertise involved in such an undertaking, with behind-the-scenes access, work in progress and interviews with experts involved in the project.
”Union Terminal is a Cincinnati landmark that preserves our rich history and has evolved over time to now serve as a vital center to educate and enrich our community,” said Liz Carter, foundation president. “What a wonderful story this documentary will tell as Union Terminal is restored to its original glory.”
The grant also will help fund photo documentation of the restoration work.
When it opened in 1933, Union Terminal was a triumph of Art Deco design and engineering. Eight decades later, it has suffered deterioration and water damage, compounded by delayed maintenance and outdated mechanical systems.
Hamilton County voters approved a five year, one-quarter of 1 percent sales tax increase to help fund the restoration. That is expected to bring in nearly $175 million toward the $212.7 million needed to restore the building.