Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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July 17, 2014

Repairs planned at Indiana's 1st Capitol building

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Officials are preparing for a long list of repair projects at Indiana's original state Capitol building ahead of the state's bicentennial celebrations in 2016.

Some of that work started this week in the town of Corydon as preservationists gave attention to the Constitution Elm stump, which is all that remains of the large tree under which historians say delegates debated the state's constitution in 1816.

Indiana Historic Sites deputy director Laura Minzes said work planned around the Capitol site include improvements to electrical and water lines and drainage. Officials plan a July 30 meeting in Corydon to outline plans for $920,000 in improvements being paid for with state and private money.

The town about 20 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky, was Indiana'a capital until 1825.

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