VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A wheelchair ramp design for a century-old building in Vincennes has finally won a historic review board’s approval after the panel rejected the first two designs.
Historic Review Board President Brian Grumieaux had criticized an initial proposal that called for a ramp with a cinder block concrete facade, saying it would make Knox County’s probation department look “low rent.”
The Vincennes Sun-Commerical reports a revised ramp design for the 111-year-old Romanesque Revival style building called for using split-face ivory concrete, but also was rejected by the board because the ramp’s wall would have been too high.
A third design calling for a lower wall and split-face ivory concrete was finally approved last week, along with a plan to use an aluminum railing instead of rust-prone iron railings.