The local owners of the Carlisle, Historic Chillicothe Inc., held their first annual meeting at the Ross County Heritage Center Thursday evening.
The main speaker was Jeff McNealey, a big player in German Village, the famous restored neighborhood in Columbus. He said compared to German Village 50 years ago, Chillicothe may have cut a quarter century off reaching the same success.
McNealey said the Carlisle Building is part of the heart of the downtown and must be preserved.
Nancy King, the president of Historic Chillicothe Inc., says the group is raising funds to work on two projects, the bigger being the Carlisle. The focus is restoring the outside so the city can benefit from its potential again.
The other project is the Mary Worthington Macomb Mill House, the stone house at the south end of Paint Street. King invites the public to help with both, including a chance to "get their hands dirty" by volunteering.
King says this is an important time here, between downtown demolitions and the potential of the Carlisle.
Historic Chillicothe Inc. can be reached by email at <HistoricChillicothe@GMail.com> and has a page on FaceBook. Memberships are as low as $10.
hear Jeff McNealey compare German Village to Chillicothe
hear Nancy King, president of Historic Chillicothe Inc.
Kevin Coleman is an active preservationist...and professional reporter, who regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils