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Location of Riverside, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°28′55″N91°34′36″W / 41.48194°N 91.57667°WCoordinates: 41°28′55″N91°34′36″W / 41.48194°N 91.57667°W
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyWashington
Area
• Total1.72 sq mi (4.45 km2)
• Land1.72 sq mi (4.45 km2)
• Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation650 ft (198 m)
Population
• Total993
• Estimate
(2016)[3]
1,039
• Density577/sq mi (222.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
• Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)319
FIPS code19-67440
GNIS feature ID0460657
WebsiteCity of Riverside

Riverside is a city in rural Washington County, Iowa, United States, along the English River on Iowa Highway 22. It is part of the Iowa City, IowaMetropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 993 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Highland Community School District.

Riverside proclaimed itself the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, a fictional character from the television series Star Trek, with the agreement of series creator Gene Roddenberry.

  • 3Demographics
  • 5Star Trek

History[edit]

The settlement of Riverside was established in 1872 and incorporated in 1882. The name, suggested by a Dr. Mott, is probably a reference to the townsite's location on the English River.[4]

The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway built a 66 miles (106 km) branch from Iowa City to What Cheer via Riverside in 1879.[5] Riverside was just west of Iowa Junction, where the lines east to Muscatine and north to Iowa City diverged.[6]

Geography[edit]

Riverside is located at 41°28′55″N91°34′36″W / 41.48194°N 91.57667°W (41.481891, -91.576631).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.72 square miles (4.45 km2), all of it land.[1] Riverside is approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Iowa City along U.S. Route 218 and 30 miles (48 km) west of Muscatine on Iowa Highway 22. Riverside is on the north bank of the English River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880412
1890608+47.6%
1900698+14.8%
1910652−6.6%
1920667+2.3%
1930638−4.3%
1940633−0.8%
1950631−0.3%
1960656+4.0%
1970758+15.5%
1980826+9.0%
1990824−0.2%
2000928+12.6%
2010993+7.0%
20161,039+4.6%
Source:'American FactFinder'. United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 993 people, 435 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 577.3 inhabitants per square mile (222.9/km2). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 292.4 per square mile (112.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 435 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.90.

Riverside from the southeast showing the water tower and St. Mary's Catholic Church

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 928 people, 378 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.6 people per square mile (354.8/km²). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 393.3 per square mile (151.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.00% White, 0.54% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

The English River at Riverside

There were 378 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.08.

27.5% were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,080, and the median income for a family was $52,344. Males had a median income of $30,526 versus $26,645 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,744. About 1.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Highland Community School District serves Riverside.[10] The elementary school, Highland Elementary, is in Riverside, while the middle and high school are nearby in an unincorporated area.

Star Trek[edit]

The USS Riverside
Plaque at Captain Kirk's future birthplace

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, asserts in his book The Making of Star Trek that the character of James Tiberius Kirk was born in the state of Iowa. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Kirk himself tells Dr. Taylor he is from Iowa.

This building in Riverside, Iowa houses The Voyage Home Riverside History Center

In March 1985, when the city was looking for a theme for its annual town festival, Steve Miller, a member of the Riverside City Council who had read Roddenberry's book, suggested to the council that Riverside should proclaim itself to be the future birthplace of Kirk. Miller's motion passed unanimously.[11]

Although not considered canon, at least two Star Trek novels had material based in the real city of Riverside. Best Destiny, an immediate sequel to the events shown in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, depicted Kirk's childhood in Riverside. The novel's opening chapter depicts a pre-teen Kirk, playing with friends in fields, in rushes and river wetland along the English River. Another novel, Final Frontier by Diane Carey, not to be confused with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, was written as a prequel novel to the original series. Depicting the space adventures of James T. Kirk's father, Commander George Samuel Kirk, Sr., the opening and closing passages of the novel depict Captain Kirk, now an adult, mulling over his Starfleet career options shortly after his first five-year mission. The younger Kirk was also depicted, walking around the farmhouse owned by his family in Riverside. Its wrap-around veranda had views of both the English River and the Iowa River to the east, which mirror the site of the real 'Kirk's Birthstone' marker.

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The 2009 film Star Trek, set in an alternate reality from the main Star Trek universe, shows that Kirk was born aboard a shuttlecraft in space and raised in Iowa. Nearby are the (fictional) Riverside Quarry, where young Jim Kirk destroys a 20th-century Chevy Corvette in an act of vandalism, and the Riverside Shipyards, identified by name by Captain Christopher Pike as the construction site of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), and an embarkation point for Starfleet Academy recruits, including an older Jim Kirk.

During a September 28, 2004, town meeting, the city learned that its residents had become the unwitting stars of a Spike TVreality show called Invasion Iowa inspired by the Kirk connection. Over a week earlier, actor William Shatner had arrived in the city under the guise of filming a science fiction movie called Invasion Iowa.

Voyage Home Riverside History Center[edit]

The Voyage Home Riverside History Center is also colloquially referred to as the 'Star Trek Museum'. It houses Star Trek themed exhibits and memorabilia, including a time capsule; a Star Trek themed bathroom; and an exhibit about the women of Star Trek. The museum features a veterans display and a room dedicated to the history of Riverside.[12] The museum also has displays featuring Leonard Nimoy, the various Star Trek franchise television shows, NASA, William Shatner's visit to Riverside,[13] and others. Walter Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov in the original series, visited the Museum when it first opened on June 27, 2008, where he participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.[14]

See also[edit]

  • La Barre, Haute-Saone, the 'future' French birthplace of Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard

References[edit]

  1. ^ ab'US Gazetteer files 2010'. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ ab'American FactFinder'. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^'Population and Housing Unit Estimates'. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^Tom Savage, A Dictionary of Iowa Place Names, University of Iowa Press, 2007; page 193.
  5. ^Report of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway Company for the year ending June 30, 1880, Third Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year Ending June 30, 1880, Mills, Des Moines, 1880; page 133.
  6. ^Travelers' Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada, National Railway Publication Co., New York, July 1881; pages 250-251.
  7. ^'US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990'. United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^'Census of Population and Housing'. Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^'American FactFinder'. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^'Highland.' Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  11. ^Ratner, Alez, 'Deep Space Iowa: The Captain Kirk Museum', Humboldt Online Travel Journal at Humboldt State University, 2003
  12. ^Iowa Travel Guide, Iowa Tourism Office, Iowa Travel Guide (Iowa City, Iowa: Division of Tourism, 2011), 109.
  13. ^William Shatner visits Riverside, Iowa
  14. ^Walter Koenig visits Star Trek Museum

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Riverside, Iowa.
  • Whitfield, Stephen E.; Gene Roddenberry (1968). The Making of Star Trek. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN0-345-34019-1.
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Riverside Regional Park
Location in Indianapolis
TypeCity Park
Location2420 E. Riverside Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Coordinates39.804976°N 86.193495°W
Area862 acres (349 ha)
Created1898
Operated byIndy Parks and Recreation
OpenAll year
WebsiteRiverside Regional Park
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Part ofIndianapolis Park and Boulevard System (#03000149[1])
Added to NRHPMarch 28, 2003

Riverside Regional Park is located on the near west side of Indianapolis, and is bounded by 38th Street to the north, 18th Street to the south, Riverside Drive to the east, and Cold Spring Road to the west.

  • 2Current amenities
    • 2.1Golfing facilities
    • 2.2Sports venues
    • 2.3Other venues
  • 3Defunct amenities
  • 4Points of interest
    • 4.1Civil engineering past and present

History[edit]

The area now occupied by Riverside Park was developed for agricultural use beginning in the 1820s. The area along the White River became a popular recreation space during the last half of the nineteenth century and several privately owned parks opened along this corridor. In 1898, the Board of Park Commissioners and Mayor Thomas Taggart negotiated the purchase of large tracts of land around Indianapolis to form new park and parkway systems in the northwest and northeast parts of the city. Originally designed by J. Clyde Power and George Kessler between 1898 and 1913 as part of the Park and Boulevard System for the city, Riverside Park was one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. It would remain the largest park in Marion County until the creation of Eagle Creek Park in 1962. Investment in Riverside Park declined after World War II and many facilities were demolished and never replaced while others suffered decades of neglect. Interstate 65 was built through the park in the 1960s, destroying some of its popular recreational spaces. Riverside Park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 as a part of the Indianapolis Park & Boulevard System Historic District.[2]

Current amenities[edit]

Golfing facilities[edit]

Riverside Golf Course[edit]

Grand casino bakeries los angeles ca. Address: 3502 White River Pkwy West Indianapolis, IN 46222

The nine-hole Riverside Golf Course opened in 1900 as Indianapolis’ first municipal golf course. It was expanded to an 18-hole course in 1902. Sited along the White River, the course has mature trees, elevation changes and is the home of 'Old Smokey,' a 440-yard, par four which ends on a significantly elevated sloping green.[3][4][5][2]

South Grove Golf Course[edit]

Address: 1800 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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South Grove Golf Course, the closest 18-hole golf course to the metro downtown area, was built in 1901 as the second 9-hole golf course in Riverside Park. It was expanded to 18-holes in 1915 and a two-story brick clubhouse with a wraparound porch, locker rooms, a refreshment stand, and a second-floor assembly hall was built in 1916. The course was free and open to the public.

The name of the course came from the grove of trees that lined the south side of the park on which the course is now located. The grounds included a lagoon with a rustic footbridge. The lagoon was located along the west side of the courseand was largely filled in during the 1990s. Another clubhouse was built around 1990 and the historic clubhouse was demolished in 1994.[6][5][2]

Coffin Golf Course[edit]

Address: 2401 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

In 1903, the private Highland Golf Club was organized to lease the southwest part of Riverside Park for use as a golf course. The City of Indianapolis leased the land to the club, allowing them to construct a 9-hole golf course and a clubhouse that would eventually become public property. The golf course and clubhouse opened in 1904 and a lease renewal in 1908 included space for expansion to an 18-hole course. Upon the expiration of the final lease in 1921, the property became a municipal golf course.

The property has operated as a municipal golf course since 1921 and was known as the Charles E. Coffin Golf Course by 1924, honoring Charles E. Coffin (1849-1934), a real estate developer, long time member of the Board of Park Commissioners and the director of numerous community organizations. The present clubhouse was built around 1962. The course was redesigned and rebuilt in 1995.[7][8][2]

Riverside Golf Academy[edit]

Address: 3702 N White River Pkwy W Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46208

In 1898, Park Superintendent J. Clyde Power established a nursery for the propagation of thousands of trees, shrubs, and flowers for the city's park system. The 75-acre (30 ha) nursery was part of a system with the Garfield Park Conservatory, which propagated flowers and tropical plants. During World War I, land adjacent to the nursery was developed as a victory garden, raising produce that was sold at cost. The nursery was eliminated in 1994 and the Riverside Golf Academy was built on the site. The Academy is a PGA recognized practice range.[2][5]

Sports venues[edit]

Lake Sullivan Sports Complex[edit]

Address: 3649 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

As part of the Riverside Regional Park bordered by Lake Sullivan, the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex operates as the Indy Cycloplex. The complex includes the Major Taylor Velodrome and BMX Track, which is owned by the City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation and operated by Marian University. The Lake Sullivan Skate Park is owned and operated by the City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation. The Cycloplex is home to an urban garden, weekly farmers' market, daily programming, and more.[9]

Wilbur Shaw Soap Box Derby Hill[edit]

Address: 3001 Cold Spring Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46222

The Wilbur Shaw Memorial Soap Box Derby Hill, built by the city of Indianapolis in 1953, is the nation's longest track, measuring 1,000 feet (300 m). It was renamed in 1955 following the three-time Indy 500 winner's death in a plane crash in October 1954. Shaw had been active with the Derby both locally and nationally, serving as a referee since 1938. Today, the state of the art track features a digital weighing system, laser timer, scorer's bridge and pit area.[10][11][12]

Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium[edit]

Address: 1502 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Dedicated in 1987 as a sports venue for the Tenth Pan American Games to William F. Kuntz, former teacher, coach and administrator who devoted 30 years to the Catholic Youth Organization in Indianapolis.[13][14]

Other venues[edit]

Indianapolis Canoe Club / Casino Gardens / Municipal Gardens[edit]

Address: 1831 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

The Indianapolis Canoe Club, an exclusive private country club, opened in September 1900 at the northeast corner of 30th Street and the White River, on the site of the present day Riverside High School. The club grew to about 600 members and built a new facility east of Lafayette and Cold Spring Roads during 1912-1913. The clubhouse contained a basement rathskeller pub, a main floor parlor and dining room, and a second floor ballroom overlooking the White River. The clubhouse burned in December 1916 and was rebuilt following a revised design by architect Herbert L. Bass. The club sold the facility in 1920 and new owners opened it as the Casino Gardens Jazz Club. The City of Indianapolis purchased the property in 1927 for use as a dance and music hall and sports venue, renaming it Municipal Gardens. It is now regarded as a section of Riverside Park. The building was remodeled in 1979 and c.1998 and a large addition was built to the northwest in 2004.[5]

Colts Fitness Park[edit]

Address: 2420 E. Riverside Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Colts Fitness Park opened to the public September 2016. The park includes a PLAY 60 Challenge Course, 40-yard dash and exercise equipment.

Defunct amenities[edit]

Zoological Department 1898-1940s[edit]

Riverside Park housed Indianapolis’ first zoological garden, which began in 1898 with exhibits containing eagles and foxes. In 1899, a bear pit was built into the hillside near the cold springs. The 20-foot (6.1 m) diameter pit housed two brown bears and was enclosed by stone steps and two concentric seven-foot (2.1 m) iron fences. A fenced deer park was also created in 1899 on land south of 30th Street and housed a population of deer and elk. By 1901, the zoological department also included four monkeys, pheasants, quail, owls, wolves, possums, and other animals and birds. By 1916, the zoo also included raccoons and coyotes. The zoological department had been abandoned by the 1940s and a new Indianapolis Zoo opened in 1964, moving to its present location in 1988.[5]

Riverside Nursery 1898-1994[edit]

In 1898, Park Superintendent J. Clyde Power established a nursery for the propagation of thousands of trees, shrubs, and flowers for the city's park system. The 75-acre (30 ha) nursery was part of a system with the Garfield Park Conservatory, which propagated flowers and tropical plants. During World War I, land adjacent to the nursery was developed as a victory garden, raising produce that was sold at cost. The nursery was eliminated in 1994.[5]

Riverside Amusement Park 1903–1970[edit]

Built by a private corporation on land adjacent to the public Riverside Park, with easy access from the city via electric streetcars, Riverside Amusement Park contained roller coasters, a mirror maze, a carousel, a miniature railway, a large shoot-the-chutes ride, a skating rink, a dancing pavilion, canoe and rowboat rentals, a bathing beach with a six-story diving tower, and arcade and carnival games. Riverside Amusement Park closed in 1970 and the site was redeveloped as the River's Edge subdivision between 1999 and 2006.[5]

Riverside Park Shelter House / Casino 1904-1962[edit]

The Riverside Park Shelter House was designed by Park Superintendent J. Clyde Power in the Spanish Mission style and built between 1903 and 1904. The basement contained men's and women's golf locker rooms and a bicycle storage room, the first floor was an open dining and picnic room with a refreshment stand, the second floor contained an assembly room, and the roof featured four observation towers with views of the park. The building was also known as the Riverside Park Casino; the term “casino” was used for recreational pavilions and did not specifically connote gambling. The Riverside Park Shelter House was demolished sometime between 1956 and 1962.[5]

Riverside State Fish Hatchery 1910-1960s[edit]

In 1910, the Board of Park Commissioners leased 20 acres (8.1 ha) in the northwest part of Riverside Park to the State of Indiana for use as the Riverside State Fish Hatchery. A total of 31 ponds were built, taking water from Crooked Creek. The hatchery raised large mouth bass, bluegill, redear, crappie, and rock bass. Nine large display ponds featured a variety of fish, turtles, alligators, and other aquatic species. The Riverside State Fish Hatchery was destroyed when Interstate 65 was built through the site in the 1960s.[5]

Points of interest[edit]

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Civil engineering past and present[edit]

Emrichsville Dam[edit]

The Emrichsville Dam was built during 1899-1900 to raise the water level of the White River through Riverside Park and points north, making it more conducive to boating. The dam is of concrete with Bedford limestone facing. Turrets on the wing walls at either bank were designed as observatories offering views up and down the river.[5]

Emrichsville Bridge / 16th Street Bridge[edit]

The Emrichsville Bridge was designed by Indianapolis City Engineer H. W. Klausmann and opened in 1906. The bridge, of steel-reinforced concrete with Bedford limestone facing, was designed as a dramatic gateway to Indianapolis from the Lafayette and Crawfordsville highways. The roadway passed below an arch flanked by two towers, providing a sense of entry into the city while marking the main entrance of Riverside Park. After World War II, traffic engineers recommended the replacement of the Emrichsville Bridge to allow for high-speed highway traffic through the area. It was bypassed by the present Sixteenth Street Bridge (1946-1948) and demolished in 1949.[5]

30th Street Bridge[edit]

The present 30th Street Bridge was built during 1906-1907, replacing an iron truss bridge dating from the 1870s or 1880s. It was designed by H. W. Klausmann, who also designed the Emrichsville Bridge, and included similar features: a steel-reinforced concrete arch structure, Beaux-Arts style cladding in Bedford limestone, ornamental lampposts, and grand staircases leading down to the river at either bank.[5]

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Suspension Bridges[edit]

Two steel suspension bridges for bicycle and pedestrian use were installed over the White River in 1901. One was located about one mile (1.6 km) below the 30th Street Bridge and the other about one-half mile (0.80 km) north of 30th Street, near 35th Street. The north suspension bridge was damaged by an ice gorge in January 1904 and it is unclear whether it was repaired or removed. The south suspension bridge was swept away by an ice gorge in February 1918 and the steel was sold for scrap.[5]

Lake Reginald Sullivan[edit]

Address: 3649 Cold Spring Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46222

In 1934, the New Deal era Civil Works Administration constructed an area for nature study and habitat for waterfowl where the Crooked Creek emptied into the White River. Constructed on 20 acres (8.1 ha) just north of Riverside Golf Course. The watershed was named for Reginald H. Sullivan, mayor of Indianapolis in 1930-1935 and 1940-1943. Lake Sullivan needed to be dredged several times of years of accumulated sentiment and debris from Crooked Creek but was still a natural educational site for area schools. The construction of Interstate 65 and its bridge across the White River bisected what was Lake Sullivan leaving behind a kind of swampy wasteland that served no one. In 1977 the city stocked the lake with channel catfish and saugeye beginning in 1983. In 1995, Indy Parks and the IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science agreed to manage the park as a center for wetlands education.[15]

Thomas Taggart Memorial[edit]

Address: 2420 N. Riverside Dr., Indianapolis, IN, 46208

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In 1895, Thomas Taggart was elected Mayor of Indianapolis, becoming the first Irish American to hold a major city office. Taggart was a strong advocate for the development of a city park system and oversaw the purchase of more than 1,100 acres (450 ha) of land that would become Riverside and Brookside Parks. After leaving office in 1901, Taggart became a national figure in Progressive Era Democratic politics as well as a co-owner of the French Lick Springs Hotel. Riverside Park was formally renamed Thomas Taggart Park in 1926 and bronze signs were installed at all 16 park entrances proclaiming the name “Tom Taggart Park.” It is unclear when the park's name reverted to Riverside Park.

Following Taggart's death, community leaders commemorated his legacy of public service and as the father of Indianapolis’ park system through a neoclassical memorial colonnade in the park. Designed by Carleton B. McCullough with Burns & James in association with landscape architect Lawrence Sheridan, the neoclassical pavilion served as an ornament to the park while commemorating Taggart's role in the creation of the park system. The Taggart Memorial was dedicated in 1931. After the 1930s, the Taggart Memorial suffered from neglect and from alterations to the landscape contrary to the park's master plan. The reflecting basin was drained in 1940, and Sheridan's planting scheme was eliminated after World War II. In 1994, the north half of Burdsal Parkway, the main entrance drive, was removed and the south half was realigned. These changes left the Taggart Memorial isolated on one side of the new drive, severely damaging the formal entrance to Riverside Park and the carefully designed processional experience.[5]

In January 2019, the city announced a plan to restore the memorial and incorporate it into a new outdoor amphitheater featuring terraced seating for 650 with additional lawn seating. The project is being partially paid by a $9.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment, of which $4.2 million is for restoration of the memorial, $4.5 million is for construction of the amphitheater (including dressing and storage rooms and perimeter fencing), and $510,185 is for programming and sustainability. The Indianapolis Shakespeare Company will become a permanent tenant of the amphitheater upon its completion in 2020. In addition, Bursdal Parkway will be rerouted to a configuration similar to the one it had before the 1994 changes, splitting to pass on either side of the memorial. The project will also be the culmination of efforts by the Indiana Landmarks, which had placed the memorial on its Ten Most Endangered Landmarks lists in 2011 and 2012 and had obtained funds to reroof and stabilize the structure a few years ago, but had been unable to undertake further restoration until a sustainable use for it could be found.[16]

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