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Rotary Centennial Park beginning to take shape

Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015

Rotary Centennial Park is beginning to take shape at the former Lehman, Wolf & Dessaur, Roche Hall building at the corner of Jefferson Street and Park Drive. The Rotary Club of Huntington is preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2017 with the construction of Rotary Centennial Park on the lot.

Construction on the park has begun. The demolition and construction were intensive due to the building’s basement and the design of the adjoining parking lot. Park plans include green space and a new parking lot.

An arch will grace the entrance to the park, which will include a fountain in the shape of the Rotary wheel, benches and a large clock. The clock is to have four 42-inch faces so that it can be seen from any direction. Each face will have the Rotary wheel on it.

Rotary Centennial Park was built in such a way that it will not need much upkeep in the future.

Shown in the photo is the beginning of the new archway entrance to Rotary Centennial Park in downtown Huntington.