The Heritage Center: Crowell-Collier facility subject of photo exhibit

Artist Kevin Kampman felt drawn to the Crwell-Collier buildings and spent time over eight years roaming inside and studying its artifacts. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Artist Kevin Kampman felt drawn to the Crwell-Collier buildings and spent time over eight years roaming inside and studying its artifacts. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Credit: HANDOUT

Credit: HANDOUT

When the Crowell-Collier facility closed abruptly in December 1956, it represented signs of change in the industry, in society, and most importantly, for Springfield and Clark County.

For many years the complex of buildings sat empty and while they found other uses and owners through the years, they have never returned to their former glory.

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Having learned graphic arts from its former employees, artist Kevin Kampman felt drawn to the buildings and spent time over eight years roaming inside and studying its artifacts.

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The photographic exhibit “Time Waltz,” now on display in the Heritage Center lobby, represents his effort to bare the soul of the buildings and the remnants of a former publishing giant.