Indiana Landmarks News

African American Landmarks

New Albany Church Wins Cook Cup
African American Landmarks, News, Sacred Places, Saved

Indiana Landmarks recognizes the outstanding restoration of Second Baptist Church, an Underground Railroad landmark.

Wayman Church, Peru, Indiana
Grant Allows Peru Church to Offer Warm(er) Welcome
African American Landmarks, News, Sacred Places

A grant from our Sacred Places Indiana program recently helped the congregation of a modest church in Peru save its historic windows.

Second Baptist, New Albany
Southern Indiana Church Joins Group of Elite Peers
African American Landmarks, News

New Albany’s Second Baptist Church wins recognition as a “Network to Freedom” site, honoring the role the church played in the Underground Railroad.

Willard Carpenter House, Evansville
House Remains a Symbol of Evansville History
African American Landmarks, News

Evansville’s Willard Carpenter House, 405 Carpenter Street, is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the region, and it reminds us of one founding father’s commitment to the community.

1956 Green Book
Road Tripping in the Era of the Green Book
African American Landmarks, Endangered Places, Indiana Automotive Landmarks

Victor Hugo Green, Harlem postal worker turned travel agent, published the Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936-1967. The guide recommended businesses and attractions around the country, including sites in Indiana, that would be friendly to African American travelers.

Phillips Temple, Indianapolis
Adaptive Use is Former Church’s Saving Grace
African American Landmarks, News, Sacred Places, Saved

Previously threatened with demolition, Phillips Temple in Indianapolis survives thanks to preservation advocacy and creative reuse.

Mount Pleasant Beech Church
Preservation Momentum Picks Up at Beech Church
African American Landmarks, Endangered Places, News

A spot on Indiana’s 10 Most Endangered list may seem like ignoble distinction, but for Mount Pleasant Beech Church it has been the catalyst for financial support critical to saving the imperiled landmark.

Telling the Story of Lyles Station
African American Landmarks, News, Saved

Saved from near ruin, Lyles Consolidated School tells the story of a rural African American community in southwest Indiana. The story will be featured as part of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.