DELPHI - The city of Delphi is celebrating the completion of $23 million in improvements as part of Indiana’s Stellar Communities Designation Program. Delphi was named a Stellar Community in 2012. Since that time, the city has renovated the Delphi Opera House, upgraded downtown building facades and underground water mains, and made improvements to its trail system and streetscapes, among others. Mayor Shane Evans calls the work a “significant milestone.”
Indiana Landmarks has named the Dephi Preservation Society winner of the annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. The organization will be featured at an event April 29 in Indianapolis for its work to overhaul the 1865 Delphi Opera House.
The Delphi Preservation Society bought the building in 1996. The project eventually became a feature of the city's winning bid for the 2012 Indiana Stellar Communities program, which involved a $2.6 million matching grant to wrap-up the remaining restoration work. The efforts totaled some $4.3 million.
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Names of performers of past line the wall behind the stage in the historic Delphi Opera House. Sara Daly Brosman, newly named executive director of the opera house, hopes people of today can soon add to that list.
Construction started at the opera house in early fall 2014 and will continue for the next several months. Brosman anticipates the venue will open in October 2015, with “grand” events and performances, depending on the timeline of construction.