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Prototype or homage?
Most people know of Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous and influential American architect. Wes Peters, his right-hand man, not so much. Though he would never claim credit as first, the ever-humble Peters designed the Usonian-style Peters-Margedant House in Evansville in 1935, two years before Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Usonian.

 
Art historian Richard Guy Wilson believes the tiny house at 1506 East Indiana Street possesses national significance.
Demolition threat
As the nation celebrates Black History Month, we call attention to one of Indianapolis’s notable African American landmarks -- one that faces the threat of demolition.

 
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) wants to demolish the historic Phillips Temple for a parking lot.
Answer to a prayer
West Baden Springs’ First Baptist Church is moving off Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list, thanks to a renewed effort to revive the long-vacant structure as an active church.

 
During the segregated era, the church became the thriving center of African American social and religious culture in French Lick and West Baden.

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Peters-Margedant House, Evansville

The first Usonian?

Though he would never claim credit as first, Wes Peters designed the Usonian-style Peters-Margedant House in Evansville in 1935, two years before Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Usonian appeared in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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