Restoration to Begin on "Jewel Box" Bank in Ohio

The first phase of restoration of the Louis Sullivan designed Home Building Association Bank in Newark, Ohio is about to begin.

The restoration will begin with that basement of the building, expected to be the most complex and expensive portion of the full project (the basement has more square footage than the two above-ground stories) slightly more than 2/3 of the funds needed for this phase of the restoration have been raised. Once the basement is complete, it is hoped that sufficient funds for restoring the above ground stories can be secured from grants, foundations and private donors.

Once completed, the building will house Explore Licking County, the visitors bureau for the area.

Visit the original aritcle for a photo gallery that includes images of some of the interior details and a 360-degree view of the interior (it didn't work well for me, hope you have better luck)