Town Hall renovation plans revealed

DeQuincy plans a Law Enforcement Museum which will be the first in Louisiana. Town Hall Museum renovation plans were announced at the DeQuincy City Council meeting on Monday. Alma Brown, President pictured with Josh Foster are shown with architectural plans that were presented to council members and Mayor Riley Smith. (Photo by Jeffra DeViney.)

By Evalin Hester

DeQuincy Town Hall Museum board members presented a slide show that was put together by King Architect Company at Monday’s City Council meeting. They requested a vote of approval to permit the board members to seek fundraisers to include grants, locally, statewide and nationally, for restoration and renovations of the Museum.

A brief history of the building was given: The City’s first jail was built around 1910 and the Dispatcher’s Room was housed within the Town Hall building. The name of the project is Law Enforcement Museum, which will be the first in the State of Louisiana. Also the old Fire Truck Bay will also be renovated into an Event Center. A kitchen and storage area are also incorporated into the plan along with restroom facilities.