Indiana State University students present interior design plans for historic Nellie T

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Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Chairs, soon to be filled with nervous Indiana State University students, stood on a hardwood floor signed with white paint by previous tenants of the historic Nellie Tally House. Colleen Chestnut and Jim Silver bought the former home of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity on South Sixth Street and have been working to renovate it. Upon the suggestion of Tommy Kleckner, director of the western office of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Chestnut and Silver decided to open their house to ISU interior design students as part of their sophomore-level materials and finishes class.