Indiana Landmarks awards nearly $23,000 to save meaningful places

Grants help plan next steps for landmarks in Jeffersonville, LaPorte, Vevay, and Indianapolis

In the first three months of 2020, Indiana Landmarks awarded $22,900 to help nonprofits and cities around Indiana save meaningful places. Drawing from a variety of funds, these grants support efforts ranging from architectural studies guiding repairs for early nineteenth-century homes in Jeffersonville and Salem to a project digitizing biking and walking tours in Indianapolis’s historic neighborhoods.

“Indiana Landmarks offers grants to help get the ball rolling on preservation projects and help spark community revitalization around the state,” says Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks. “We’re extremely grateful, especially in these economically uncertain times, that we’re able to continue to offer this crucial support to local preservation groups.”

Efroymson Family Endangered Places Grants

Efroymson Family Endangered Places grants can be used for architectural and structural assessments, rehab cost analysis, reuse studies, and fundraising planning.

City of Knox $2,500 for a feasibility study and rehabilitation plan for the nineteenth-century commercial building at 8 South Main.

Clark County Museum, Jeffersonville $400 for engineering assessment of c.1825 Thomas Jefferson Howard House.

Community Art Center of Switzerland County, Vevay $2,500 for a feasibility study examining how to improve accessibility to the upper floors of the 1855 building housing the art center.

People Engaged in Preservation, LaPorte $3,500 for a rehabilitation study of the 1915 LaCrosse High School in LaCrosse.

Switzerland County Historical Society, Vevay $2,500 for a feasibility study examining how to improve accessibility to the upper floor of the society’s museum, located in the 1860 Vevay Presbyterian Church.

Washington County Historical Society, Salem $2,500 for a conditions assessment of buildings on the society’s campus, including the 1830 National Register-listed birthplace of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

Marion County Historic Preservation Fund
Indiana Landmarks and the Central Indiana Community Foundation jointly manage a fund created by contributions from each organization and private donors to award grants to preserve landmarks in Marion County.

Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis $4,000 to assist a project to digitize walking and biking tours highlighting historic architecture and prominent leaders in the city’s historic neighborhoods.

Indianapolis Opera $5,000 for an architectural assessment of the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center, located in the 1960 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, to help use of the center for more arts and cultural events


Mindi Woolman, Director of Communication and Marketing, Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534,

Mark Dollase, Vice President of Preservation Services, Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534,


Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places. With nine offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation. For more information on the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit

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