SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Exactly one year after a devastating fire destroyed the Shreveport Regional Arts Council's headquarters, the council announced its new permanent home with a big public festival.
The old Central Fire Station in downtown Shreveport is where SRAC is moving and other huge announcements were made today as well.
The clock officially starts ticking today on the renovations of the Central Fire Station.
The hope is by this time next year this historical building will be both updated and brought back to its original splendor.
Leading the charge is developer and designer Gregory Free. Gregory will take the old and make it new again, including the fire poles. He also wants to restore the exterior back to its 1922 beauty.
It takes lots of money to renovate and the funds are coming from some very special people who are making a difference to keep the arts alive.
The Anderson family donated a substantial amount of the $5 million contributed to restoring the central fire station as the new SRAC.
Watch the video as KSLA News 12's Pat Simon gives a full report on SRAC's new headquarters.