Abilene Heritage Square at Lincoln begins to take shape

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - It's been months since the Lincoln Middle School was first announced to be taking on a new role in the community as Abilene Heritage Square, a multi-purpose facility. Looking at the empty building, it may not be apparent, but there's already been a lot of progress made towards that future.

Laura Moore explains that a board has been formed to help steer the direction of the project. She says describes the board as, "a very strong cross section of the community."

Although it's still early in the process, there are already big plans in place. Moore describes the capacity to host events in the auditorium, and the desire to utilize existing features, such as the Eagle's Nest, "which is just an amazing place."

Moore also says that one dream that the board hopes to achieve is a new home for the main Abilene Library.

Architect Rick Weatherl is attached to the project. Weatherl is used to working on historic building renovations; he was featured on KTAB in February for his work on McMurry's "Old Main" renovation. Weatherl's experience is paramount in this case, where history is a huge part of the identity of Lincoln and the future Heritage Square.

Moore says, "Looking at the historical elements of the building, because we're very keen to keep those and for people to celebrate Abilene's history."

In the future, opportunities for more public involvement will arise. More information can be found on the group's Facebook page, "Save Lincoln Middle School".

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