Indiana Landmarks News

African American Landmarks

North Gleason Park Pavilion, Gary
African American Landmarks, Endangered Places, News

A recreation hub in Gary for more than 70 years, the historic North Gleason Park Pavilion faces an uncertain future, as its aging roof gives way.

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Allen Chapel Terre Haute
African American Landmarks, News, Sacred Places

Friends of Historic Allen Chapel formed in 1997 to save Terre Haute’s oldest African American church. More than two decades later, the work is nearly done.

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African American Landmarks, Saved

Indiana Landmarks recognizes winners in Valparaiso, Princeton, and Wabash for their advocacy for historic buildings and preservation.

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African American Landmarks, News, Sacred Places, Saved

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

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Wayman Church, Peru, Indiana
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.

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Second Baptist, New Albany
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.

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Willard Carpenter House, Evansville
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.

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1956 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.

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Phillips Temple, Indianapolis
African American Landmarks, News, Sacred Places, Saved

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

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