Indiana Landmarks News

African American Landmarks

West Baden First Baptist Church by Lee Lewellen
African American Landmarks, News, Rehabs & Renovations, Sacred Places

A volunteer-powered renewal project helped a historic African American church in West Baden Springs reclaim its role as a house of worship.

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African American Landmarks, News

Efforts underway to preserve historic schools built for Black students in Kokomo and Seymour.

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African American Landmarks, News

In Indianapolis, and near Angola and Union City, groups are working to preserve landmarks of Black history.

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St. John's Lutheran Church, Gary
African American Landmarks, News

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is Gary’s oldest congregation, a distinction augmented by the church’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places.

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African American Landmarks, News

A new state historical marker commemorates Lincoln Gardens, the first New Deal housing project constructed specifically for African Americans.

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Reece Thompson, Thorntown Colored Cemetery
African American Landmarks, News

Indiana Landmarks’ 2020 Sandi Servaas Memorial Awards winners exemplify outstanding achievement in preservation.

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Mt. Zion Church Hammond
African American Landmarks, News

A new state historic marker notes Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church’s role as a center for religious, social and civic life for Hammond’s African American community.

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Douglass School, Kokomo
African American Landmarks, News

By acquiring the vacant Douglass School, the City of Kokomo has taken a bold step to save a building at the heart of the city’s African American community.

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Means Manor, Gary
African American Landmarks

Homebuilder Andrew Means got his start in Gary and became a trailblazer for African American real estate developers, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s architectural legacy.

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