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Local Graduate Brings Light Once Again to Famous Youngstown Architectural Piece - WKBN


Sitting across Mahoning Avenue just outside of downtown Youngstown is a historic archway that has been abandoned for years. But now, a local graduate has taken a $20,000 grant to shine a light once again on the Mahoning Avenue Archway. David Tamulonis is a graduate of Boardman High School and Youngstown State University. He now works for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) as the marketing coordinator. YNDC is a non-profit organization that works to transform neighborhoods into meaningful places once again. While at last year’s YSU/Kent State design hack at the McDonough Museum of Art, Tamulonis came up with an idea that resulted in installing lights on the arch. “The original intent of the project was to connect satellite locations in neighborhoods like Mill Creek Park and the [Youngstown] Playhouse with the developments happening downtown,” he said. Shortly after the design hack, he included a mock-up of the design in a piece he made for the museum’s Visions of Potential exhibition. Now, there are energy efficient LED lights on all sides of the archway, both east and west facing, and underneath the arch. To read more, click here.