Nominations Sought for State’s Top Restoration Project

Indiana Landmarks looking for nominations for the 2017 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration

The prize, a large silver cup, goes to the owner of a historic structure that has been restored following the highest standards in method, materials and design. Eligible owners include individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, institutions and government entities. Anyone may submit a nomination—the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, neighbor, appreciative citizen.

The restoration must have been completed within the past two years, and the structure must be in active use. The selection committee looks for a restoration that has had a significant, beneficial impact on its neighborhood or community.

Indiana Landmarks inaugurated the Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration in 2007, when the prize went to the award’s namesake family in honor of its transformation of the West Baden and French Lick Springs hotels in southern Indiana. Previous winners have included Butler University for the renovation of Hinkle Fieldhouse, the City of Elkhart for the Lerner Theatre restoration, and the late Richard Ford for the Charley Creek Inn, a hotel in Wabash.

The Cook Cup winner will receive an engraved silver cup on April 29, at Indiana Landmarks’ annual Rescue Party in Indianapolis.

Nomination forms are available here. The deadline for nominations is January 23, 2017.


Media contact: Tina Connor, Indiana Landmarks Executive Vice President, 800-450-4534 or 317-639-4534,


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