A new partnership financed by memorial funds endowed by Eli Lilly and Co.’s first black chemist has set its sights on preserving some of Indiana’s significant African American landmarks.
J. Reid Williamson Jr., who served as president of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana from 1973 to 2005, is remembered as “a giant in the field of historic preservation.”
Two sites in Indianapolis have been named to Indiana Landmarks' annual top 10 list of “Most Endangered” properties. The not-for-profit preservation group released its list Monday.
A local company bought the historic building at 351 S. East St., near the entrance of the Fletcher Place neighborhood, and plans to convert it into office space.
The town is appealing a decision that helps pave the way for a convenience store to be built where a historic church now sits and has hired a top real estate attorney to argue its case.
Indiana Landmarks removed the 1920 frame building from the list because a church organization bought it for $1 and plans to obtain money for restoration.
Indiana Landmarks is going to court over the unauthorized demolition of a historic home in Fall Creek Place that likely was built in the 1890s.
The building on North Illinois Street has been vacant since 2008. A downtown bar owner who acquired it nearly four years ago put it back on the market after giving up on plans to move her business there.
The Mills House in Greenwood appeared on the list for the first time, while the Anderson Athletic Park Pool made a return appearance. Indiana Landmarks unveiled the list at its Rescue Party Saturday night.
The preservation group paid $50,000 to rescue the near-north side temple on Ruckle Street, which was first occupied by the Beth-El congregation. After a roof replacement, officials hope to find a tenant for the historic building.
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission is proposing to take under its jurisdiction 90 buildings on and near the Circle, giving the city stricter control over signage and other changes to building exteriors.
The Cotton-Ropkey House was built in 1850 and features Greek Revival and Italianate features, including six-over-six windows, walnut floors and crown moldings.
Those seeking the historic designation hope the four-acre industrial complex will be a catalyst for redevelopment of a stretch of East Washington Street.
Bloomington-based medical device maker Cook Group announced Tuesday it would restore the 750-seat Tivoli Theatre in downtown Spencer, which was built in 1928 and boarded up in 1999.