Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Enjoy photos of Indiana’s historic buildings in May

Indiana DNR Release:

Eight different photo exhibits featuring the state’s historic resources will be available for viewing at eight respective sites around the state during May, which is Historic Preservation Month.

The photos were collected by the DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, which has amassed its collection during the free, statewide photo contest it’s held since 2005. This is the first year the DHPA will partner with other preservation groups across the state, enabling more people to enjoy the photos.

Partnering with the City of Whiting, the DHPA will stage that exhibit in the lobby of the Whiting Community Center (1938 Clark St.), a 70,000-square-foot community center built for the residents of the city in 1923 by Standard Oil.

Partnering with the City of Logansport, the DHPA will stage that exhibit at the recently restored Savanah Vintage (218 Eel River Ave.), formerly the 1887 Eckert House along historic Bankers Row.

In Linton, the DHPA is partnering with the Carnegie Center for Arts and Heritage. The exhibit will be housed in the former Linton Public Library (110 East Vincennes St.), a 1908 building constructed with funds from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.

The exhibit that is the product of the partnership with the City of Newburgh will be held in the current Town Hall (23 W. Jennings), which is attached to the c.1910 public library, one of the many Andrew Carnegie funded libraries constructed in Indiana.

In Madison, the exhibit made available by partnering with Historic Madison Inc., will be at Windle Auditorium (101 East 3rd St.), historically the 1835 Second Presbyterian Church

In Indianapolis, the DHPA is partnering with Big Car Gallery (1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 215), located in historic Fountain Square. Big Car is part of the Murphy Art Center, a former G.C. Murphy drugstore that historically included both the 1928 Granada Theatre and the 1911 Southside Theatre.

The exhibit produced through the partnership in Marion with the Marion Public Library and Museum (600 S. Washington St.) will offer one portion of that exhibit in the lobby of the library. The remainder will be in the 1902 Carnegie library that now functions as the museum.

The Warsaw partnership with the Kosciusko County Historical Society, will make available the exhibit that will be at the museum at 121 Indiana St., which once was the 1870 County Jail.

Contact the local hosts for hours, cost (if applicable) and details.

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