Today a mix of retail, office and residential space occupies the former Ford Assembly Building at 1301 E. Washington St. on Indianapolis’s near eastside. But just five years ago, Indiana Landmarks named the 1914 structure one of the 10 Most Endangered Places in the state.
The revitalization of the one-time car factory took an assembly line of contractors, consultants, and funding sources. On May 27, members of the team that restored the landmark discuss the preservation challenges of converting the 1914 manufacturing building into a modern mixed-use development.
During an online talk, Logan Cook of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; J. B. Curry of TWG Development; and Julie Zent of RATIO Design share stories and a virtual behind-the-scenes look at the engineering and planning process that steered the building from endangered status onto the road to success.
WHAT: Virtual talk offering behind-the-scenes look at revitalization of historic Ford Assembly Plant
WHEN: May 27, 6 p.m. EDT
COST: $7 per person; free for Indiana Landmarks members
RSVP: fordtalk21.eventbrite.com, or by calling 317-639-4534.
WHO: Hosted by Indiana Landmarks
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Media contact: Mindi Woolman, Director of Marketing and Communications, Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534, 317-417-1204 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or 800-450-4534, or visit www.indianalandmarks.org.
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