Pulliam Building: poised for a comeback
This could be the year that the ball finally gets rolling to rehabilitate Loveland's historic Pulliam Building, and everyone behind the project is working hard to get a proposal before the Loveland City Council by fall.
The 20,000-square-foot Pulliam Building was constructed in 1936 as a community center with a $20,000 grant from the Pulliam family of Loveland.
At the time, the building, located at 545 N. Cleveland Ave., included the largest auditorium in Northern Colorado and played host to dances, club meetings and other community purposes, according to a history compiled by Laurie Dunklee, a great-granddaughter of the Pulliams.
Over time, the building has become functionally obsolete, according to Loveland City Planner Mike Scholl, needing air conditioning, upgrades to meet fire codes and accessibility requirements and removing the fixed seating to create a more flexible space.
The projected cost for the project is approximately $3 million, Scholl said, half of which is expected to come from public fundraising.
Scholl's department will need to prepare a request to submit to council,
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