Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

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Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

Concept would create a new facility around Durango School District 9-R’s Administration Building
Al Harper’s proposal for a conference, arts and cultural center at the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St., includes a 10,000-square-foot grand hall that could seat 600 people or accommodate 450 people for a sit-down meal. Harper is the owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

Al Harper’s proposal for a conference, arts and cultural center at the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St., includes a 10,000-square-foot grand hall that could seat 600 people or accommodate 450 people for a sit-down meal. Harper is the owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

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Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

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Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

The owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad envisions converting the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building, the old high school at 201 E. 12th St., to serve as the central fixture for an arts, cultural and conference center.

Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, has proposed converting the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St., into a conference, arts and cultural center.
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