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Indiana Landmarks Center

1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-639-4534
800-450-4534
Fax: 317-639-6734
central@indianalandmarks.org


Indiana Landmarks' State Headquarters and Central Regional Office operate at the Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis.

News

2014


Coliseum takes center stage at 2014 Indiana State Fair

7/15/2014

Landmark unveiled following $63 million renovation

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Rehabbing "The Ruins" at Holliday Park

6/12/2014

Friends group raising money for park's signature feature

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They don't build 'em like this anymore

6/6/2014

Tour restored Parry Mansion before it goes on the market

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The role of David M. Parry in auto manufacturing

6/6/2014

Dennis Horvath on Parry automobiles

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Proletariat patties: Workingman's Friend serves up burger bliss

5/14/2014

No-frills tavern is Indianapolis institution

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Announcing Indiana's 10 Most Endangered

4/26/2014

We unveil our 2014 list of landmarks in jeopardy

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Our annual Mid-Century Modern tour heads back to Indianapolis

4/17/2014

Showcasing standout houses in two Indy neighborhoods

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The bridges of George Kessler

4/15/2014

How one man shaped the look of many Indiana cities

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Long-vacant Indianapolis temple headed for recovery

2/12/2014

New non-profit organizes to revitalize an Indianapolis landmark

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Preservation tax credit reform hits a bump

2/6/2014

Proposed amendment calls for replacing preservation tax credits with grants, but no funding is included

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2013


Protecting the heart of Indianapolis

12/12/2013

Threatened downtown Indy landmark inspires adoption of Monument Circle historic district

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Take a moment to give postage its due

12/3/2013

Appreciating local post offices

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Artful restoration

11/14/2013

Herron High School adapts historic art institute building

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Mysterious & spooky?

10/29/2013

Morris-Butler House and the Second Empire style

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Getting ready for visitors

10/23/2013

Landmarks spiffs up Indianapolis properties in advance of National Preservation Conference

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National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis

9/16/2013

Indiana Landmarks will roll out the red carpet for our friends in preservation when the National Preservation Conference comes to Indianapolis.

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Restoration as a tool for revitalization

8/21/2013

The transformative power of real estate rehab

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Green retreat at Indy's oldest city park

7/22/2013

It’s not exaggerating to suggested you could spend an entire day at Garfield Park

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New historic district would protect heart of downtown Indy

7/18/2013

Proposed district would include several blocks around Monument Circle

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Order up! Mug 'n Bun still delivers tenderloin satisfaction

6/17/2013

Indianapolis's Mug ‘n Bun has succeeded by not fixing what isn’t broken

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Neighbors hope to revive Irvington landmark

5/23/2013

Groups seek funding for restoration of former post office

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Announcing Indiana's 10 Most Endangered

4/24/2013

We unveil our 2013 list of landmarks in jeopardy

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2013 Decorator Show House features historic Meridian Street mansion

4/11/2013

Tour Schnull-Rauch House April 27 to May 12

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Indiana Medical History Museum: brains in jars, no joke

4/1/2013

A captivating glimpse into the formative stages of modern medicine

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Pre-sale look at the Glossbrenner House

3/27/2013

Tour the Meridian Street mansion in Indianapolis before we sell it

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Monument on the rocks: Indy's Thomas Taggart Memorial

3/11/2013

Working to save a crumbling tribute to one of Indiana's early leaders

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Federal courthouse overhaul is model of sustainability

2/14/2013

Project integrates energy efficient systems without compromising architectural features

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Grant boosts efforts to revive the Rivoli

1/17/2013

Indianapolis theater is reminder of Hollywood's historic glamour

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A landmark with sole: Stout's Shoes

1/14/2013

Indianapolis retailer has been selling shoes in the same location since 1886

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Outlook improves for 10 Most sites

1/8/2013

Progress for imperiled properties

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2012


Legume leader: Hurst Beans

12/31/2012

Historic Indianapolis company's history is music to our ears

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Renovation at "Indiana's Basketball Cathedral"

12/17/2012

Work begins at Butler University's Hinkle Fieldhouse

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Function equals beauty at restored bridge

11/16/2012

Indianapolis invests in historic Morris Street Bridge

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New project will revitalize downtown Indy landmark

9/20/2012

Long-vacant Consolidated Building will become market-rate housing

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Indianapolis developer tackles difficult buildings

8/16/2012

Historic factory and ballpark become hip residential space

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Indiana War Memorial Shrine Room

7/2/2012

Get ready for an architectural head rush

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Coalition aims to restore historic temple as Jewish Heritage Center

6/12/2012

Restoration may serve as neighborhood catalyst

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Heslar Naval Armory

6/4/2012

A top-secret planning site during World War II

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Taking a role in revitalization

5/17/2012

Restoration begins soon at three vacant Indianapolis houses

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Modernism

4/23/2012

Modern houses reflect the optimism of postwar America

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Indianapolis tour heads "Back to the Future"

4/13/2012

June tour highlights Mid-Century Modern homes

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Landmarks that fly and float

3/19/2012

Not all landmarks are buildings

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Coalition takes steps to save endangered Taggart Memorial

3/13/2012

New roof will help stabilize deteriorating monument

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Reinventing Bush Stadium

2/27/2012

An innovative idea saves a beloved baseball landmark

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Glossbrenner mansion anchors revitalization project

2/14/2012

Historic house is part of North Meridian Street redevelopment

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Altered fates: progress on 10 Most Endangered sites

1/11/2012

In 2011, we engineered improvements in the fates of several places

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2011


Eli Lilly's preservation legacy

12/26/2011

We pretty much have one guy to thank for Indiana's preservation heritance

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Indianapolis Athenaeum

12/12/2011

The Athenaeum -- they call it the A for short -- remains a place for fitness, culture, conversation and celebration.
 

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Historic cemeteries

10/24/2011

In the nineteenth century, "rural" cemeteries were popular places to promenade and picnic

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Second Empire Style

10/17/2011

Preferred by haunted houses everywhere, this handsome architectural style gets a bad rap

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Oldest Indiana road becomes historic byway

10/12/2011

Historic Michigan Road built as route between Ohio River and Great Lakes

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African American landmark could be demo'd for parking lot

10/12/2011

Indianapolis Public Schools wants to demolish historic church

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George Kessler's City Beautiful

9/26/2011

Park planner and landscape designer George Kessler left a beautiful legacy

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Catalog and Pattern Book Homes

9/19/2011

Thousands of Americans shopped for their homes from mail-order catalogs

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Monument Circle

9/5/2011

A walking tour of the Circle confirms its role as the heart of Indianapolis

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Indiana Landmarks honors central Indiana preservation projects

8/12/2011

Winners demonstrate transformative power of preservation

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Vomitories

7/11/2011

They're not what you think!

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Taggart Memorial

7/4/2011

A monument to one of Indiana’s early leaders needs restoration before it deteriorates beyond repair

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Safe! Bush Stadium slated for redevelopment

7/1/2011

Historic ballpark will become centerpiece of new apartment and commercial complex

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Mid-Century Modern architecture

6/20/2011

Today, Mid-Century Modern architecture often finds itself in the crosshairs of a destructive prejudice

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Clemens Vonnegut School Number 9

5/30/2011

School 9 offers a lesson in how to convert a landmark to a new use that restores economic life to an area

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Mid-century Modern comes of age

5/16/2011

Modernist homes become venerable landmarks

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Announcing 2011's 10 Most Endangered

5/2/2011

Calling attention to places in jeopardy

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Antique cars tour Historic National Road

5/1/2011

Interstate tour celebrates 200th anniversary of National Road

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Wondrous Opening Weekend celebrates Bill Cook's legacy

4/18/2011

Crowds cheer grand opening of new Indiana Landmarks Center

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Historic churches

4/11/2011

How can these powerful symbols of faith and community be saved?

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Saving iconic barns

3/31/2011

BARN AGAIN! workshops highlight rural preservation

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Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University

3/28/2011

A historic gym symbolizes Hoosier Hysteria

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Mesker Company facades

3/21/2011

Evansville's George L. Mesker & Co. supplied iron storefronts to owners across the country

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National Historic Landmarks

3/14/2011

National Historic Landmarks represent the cream of the crop.

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Historic Barns

3/7/2011

Would it still be Indiana without old barns?

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Indianapolis's Horner House in danger of demo

3/3/2011

Irvington home is one of city's few remaining Second-Empire style landmarks

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Looking for someone to save historic house

2/20/2011

c.1850 farmhouse in Trader's Point area must be moved or razed

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Indiana's 10 Most Endangered

2/18/2011

Help us find solutions to save these places!

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10 Most Endangered update

1/10/2011

The status of Most Endangered landmarks, past and present

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2010


Endangered school saved by new plan

12/31/2010

Historic Roberts School in Indianapolis will become fire department headquarters

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Indiana Landmarks receives historic mansion

12/1/2010

Walther Cancer Foundation donates Alfred Glossbrenner home

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New lead rules affect historic properties

8/24/2010

Regulations will have impact on restoration projects

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Sparkling towers signal exciting new era

8/17/2010

Restoration continues at future home of Indiana Landmarks

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Good news for three 10 Most Endangered

7/30/2010

The tide is turning for these threatened landmarks

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Receivership saves house of praise

6/30/2010

Our intervention saves an important African American landmark from demolition

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New Harmony preservation patron dies

6/24/2010

Jane Blaffer Owen leaves a legendary legacy

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Transformation moves at "Cook speed"

6/24/2010

Restoration is well under way at the future home of Indiana Landmarks 

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Announcing 2010's 10 Most Endangered

5/4/2010

Calling attention to places in jeopardy

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Should your old wood windows be saved?

5/3/2010

Fine Homebuilding weighs in on the pluses of restoring vintage windows

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We've changed our name!

4/13/2010

Historic Landmarks Foundation is now Indiana Landmarks

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Selling success

4/5/2010

Indiana Landmarks sells Christian Place in Indianapolis

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Save spares Traders Point, for now

2/2/2010

Rural historic district is increasingly pressured by development

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2009


Santa's historic helpers

11/4/2009

Toy stores in historic buildings make holiday shopping fun

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2009 Regional Preservation Award Winners

9/3/2009

Historic Landmarks recognizes outstanding projects around the state

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Compromise spares St. Vincent from demo

9/1/2009

Ivy Tech will preserve landmark's main facade 

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Eight sides to every story

7/7/2009

Charismatic theorist promoted health benefits of octagon living

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New guidelines earn kudos

6/1/2009

Planners applaud Indianapolis urban policy

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Announcing 2009's 10 Most Endangered.

5/4/2009

Aggressive action required to save jeopardized landmarks.

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How to restore sash windows

5/1/2009

Informative article from Old House Journal online

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The state of historic schools

2/2/2009

Examining the prospects of an increasingly endangered building type

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2008


It's Indiana in 2013!

12/1/2008

The National Trust conference is coming to Indianapolis

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A family that matters

10/8/2008

Efroymson Family Fund supports preservation

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Architectural field guides

9/30/2008

Identifying Indiana's architectural styles

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Waste not, want not.

8/1/2008

Preservation and the "green" movement.

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Another way to protect your neighborhood

3/3/2008

Conservation districts and preservation

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Press Releases

Explore a Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece on Sept. 9

8/19/2014

Christian Theological Seminary examined as architectural and community landmark

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Workshop and tour for historic barn owners

8/8/2014

Practical tips for maintaining and renovating vintage barns

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Indiana Landmarks announces 10 Most Endangered places

4/26/2014

Our annual list of Hoosier places in jeopardy

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July event a treasure hunter's paradise

4/1/2014

Treasure Hunt on July 12 features antique market and y'arrrd sales

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Nominations sought for state's top restoration project

12/9/2013

Cook Cup named for Gayle and the late Bill Cook of Bloomington

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Indiana Landmarks announces major fundraising campaign

6/14/2013

Announcing public phase of $25 million campaign

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Groups awarded grants for historic preservation education

6/10/2013

Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks fund virtual and historic walking tours, school projects, brochures and more

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Indiana Landmarks announces 10 Most Endangered

4/25/2013

Our annual list of Hoosier landmarks in jeopardy

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Board names directors from across state

9/13/2012

Indiana Landmarks announces new directors and officers

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Workshop on saving vintage barns set for Madison

8/13/2012

BARN AGAIN! to take place Sept. 14-15 in Madison

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"Rightsizing Communities" symposium in Richmond

6/1/2012

Experts offer advice for communities affected by "shrinking cities" issues

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Indiana Landmarks announces 10 Most Endangered places

4/28/2012

Hoosier landmarks in jeopardy

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Inaugural Rescue Party to benefit Endangered Places

3/20/2012

Will you join the Rescue Party?

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Sharon Gamble joins Indiana Landmarks staff

3/2/2012

Gamble joins as vice president of development

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National historic preservation leaders coming to Indiana

2/15/2012

Experts to speak at Indiana conference

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Ind. Landmarks announces state's 10 Most Endangered

5/2/2011

Indiana Landmarks announces annual list of Hoosier landmarks in jeopardy

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Historic farms sought for rural preservation award

3/17/2011

Nomination deadline is May 27

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Indiana Landmarks accepting nominations for two awards

3/17/2011

May 27 deadline to submit for preservation prizes

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John Mellencamp to perform at Indiana Landmarks Center grand opening

3/1/2011

WOW -- Wondrous Opening Weekend features events for everyone

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Preserving, touring vintage Indiana barns

2/22/2011

Barn preservation workshop, March 18-19, 2011

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Dr. James Cooper Wins 2010 AASLH Award of Merit

7/26/2010

Indiana man honored for efforts to preserve historic bridges

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Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Humanities Council give nearly $25,000

6/22/2010

Historic preservation education grants fund documentary, interactive theater, walking tours, and more

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Historic Landmarks Foundation changes name to Indiana Landmarks

4/13/2010

Celebrating 50th year and major contribution by Bill and Gayle Cook

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Historic Landmarks Foundation announces new directors

9/23/2009

Six new directors, officers elected for statewide organization

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Historic Landmarks Foundation accepting nominations for three awards

5/6/2009

June 1 deadline to submit for preservation prizes

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Historic Landmarks Foundation announces Indiana's 10 Most Endangered

5/4/2009

List calls attention to irreplaceable sites in jeopardy

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Local Calendar

Tours of Indiana Landmarks Center

Explore the spectacularly restored Indiana Landmarks Center on free public tours

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Free Monument Circle Walking Tours

Learn the intriguing story of the landmark that gave Indianapolis its "Circle City" nickname

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City Market Catacombs Tours

A special subterranean tour

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IDADA First Friday Art Tour

Featuring paintings from GC Lucas Gallery and glass art by David Lotton

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Celebrating a Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece

The modernist provenance of Christian Theological Seminary's architecture and landscape

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Indiana Landmarks Annual Meeting

Join fellow members of Indiana Landmarks for a review of the year in preservation

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Indy Jazz Fest Concert

Steve Turre Quintet plays the music of J.J. Johson

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Kessler Bike Tour

Explore George Kessler's Indianapolis parks and boulevard system on a special rolling tour

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From Animal House to Our House

DIY expert Ron Tanner's humorous account of tackling a major fixer-upper

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Frightful: Silent Halloween

Douglas Fairbanks stars in The Black Pirate

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Victorian Holiday Teas

A special afternoon at the Morris-Butler House, guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit

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A Magical Grassical Christmas Concert

Starring the DePue Brothers Band

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Indianapolis Holiday Open House

Holiday cheer for members of Indiana Landmarks

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Properties For Sale
2351 North College Avenue, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
2351 North College Avenue

Queen Anne home in Fall Creek Place

$50,000 REDUCED

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249 North Hamilton
Indianapolis
249 North Hamilton

One-and-a-half-story cottage in Willard Park neighborhood
$34,900
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2236 Station Street, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
2236 Station Street

Victorian cottage in Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood
$5,000
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2037 Bellefontaine, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
2037 Bellefontaine Street

Victorian cottage in Martindale on the Monon neighborhood

$25,000 REDUCED

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Cotton-Ropkey House, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Cotton-Ropkey House

c.1850 house must be moved
$1
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Marion Co. Bridge No. 1615F
Marion County
Bridge No. 1615F

1962 five-span, steel-beam bridge

Available for reuse at buyer's expense

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