A $25,000 grant will help restore the crumbling front steps of Youngstown's Stambaugh Auditorium.

The grant from the Charles W. Darling Family Endowment Fund of the Youngstown Foundation will support the auditorium's staircase and facade restoration project.

The goal of the project is to return the staircase, grand entrance, and promenade to its original form.

Stambaugh Auditorium has undertaken a campaign to raise the nearly $5 million necessary to complete the project.

The Charles W. Darling Family will be granted naming rights for one of the flag pedestals which will be located on the promenade.

Stambaugh Auditorium, a non-profit public auditorium which opened in 1926, is home to a Concert Hall which has a seating capacity of 2,553.

The auditorium also features a 9,700-square-foot ballroom, a recital hall, and a formal garden at the southern end of the building.