The city of Angola has started a project designed to shore up the city’s most prominent landmark. The work will involve curb improvements, streetlight relocation, landscaping and irrigation around "The Mound."
The KPC News reports the project will cost $170,000.
In a message on the city’s Facebook page, officials say "it’s time for Columbia to get a safer more stable home! Monument Circle has taken some destructive hits over the years and she needs to be protected and her home should be beautiful."
The landmark sits in the middle of the Steuben County city’s square. At its center is a monument built in 1917 that is dedicated to service members of the Civil War. A plaque on the monument lists nearly 1,300 men who fought in the war, more per capita than any other county in the state. The city says it was last renovated in 1993.