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National Trust joins Union Terminal ballot issue


The National Trust for Historic Preservation is stepping up its support for a local icon. Earlier this year, the Trust named Union Terminal and Music Hall to its 2014 list of most endangered places, now it's opening an action center, or campaign office, to help the push to pass Issue 8 on the November ballot.

Issue 8 would create a five-year, quarter cent sales tax to fund repairs to Union Terminal.

Senior field officer Jennifer Sandy says the National Trust is involved in 46 similar projects around the country but this is the first time it has opened a pop-up location.

"We really believe that Union Terminal is a nationally significant, historic place - a beautiful piece of architecture - and it's something that should be preserved for future generations."

Besides supporting the "Yes on 8" campaign, the action center will feature photography exhibits and a community wall where people can post their Union Terminal memories.

The Trust also named Music Hall to its endangered list, however, Hamilton County Commissioners chose not to include it in the November ballot issue.