All posts tagged preservation

  • Friday Favorite: Statuary on Penn
    December 28, 2012, 5 Comments

    This one is a favorite, but a bittersweet one. If you’ve ever walked north on Pennsylvania Street, you may have noticed a little threesome along the southern wall of 241 North Pennsylvania. If you need some help visualizing the buildi ...

  • Heritage Steward: Paul Diebold
    July 6, 2012, 3 Comments

    NAME: Paul Diebold TITLE: Team Leader, Registration & Survey  FOR: Indiana DNR – Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) SINCE? 1988 ORIGINALLY FROM? Indianapolis YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Reviewing nominations for ...

  • Heritage Steward: Glory-June Greiff
    June 8, 2012, 1 Comment

    NAME: Glory-June Greiff TITLE: Public Historian  FOR: Historian-at-Large SINCE? I’ve been working on history and preservation projects for 30 years. ORIGINALLY FROM? Michiana! YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Research, fieldwork, writing, photog ...

  • Building Language: Adaptive Reuse
    May 29, 2012, No comments

    Adaptive Reuse. Our last preservation themed Building Language term for Preservation Month lets us examine adaptive reuse. Adaptive reuse is the ultimate building recycling – when a structure can no longer function in its original purpose ...

  • Building Language: Facadism
    May 22, 2012, 7 Comments

    Facadism. Our next preservation related Building Language term, in honor of Preservation Month, is facadism. The term facadism occurs when a construction project “saves” the historic façade (or front) of a structure, but demolishes the ...

  • Seldom Seen Space: Sommers Mansion
    May 20, 2012, 13 Comments

    Never heard a thing about this place until Janie White Hensley shared her story last week. I’d never heard of “Stewart Manor,” part of the campus of Tudor Hall School for Girls the last ten years it existed as an [… ...

  • Building Language: Infill
    May 15, 2012, 3 Comments

    Infill. If you live in a locally designated historic district, today’s Building Language term should be a familiar friend. In preservation, infill describes new construction that remains sensitive in design to the surrounding historic bui ...

  • Heritage Steward: Meg Purnsley
    May 11, 2012, 1 Comment

    NAME: Meg Purnsley TITLE:  Sr. Architectural Reviewer   FOR: The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis SINCE? 2000 ORIGINALLY FROM? Chicago, Illinois YOUR JOB DUTIES I ...

  • Building Language: Recent Past
    May 8, 2012, 1 Comment

    Recent Past. Continuing in our exploration of preservation related Building Language terms for Preservation Month, today we’ll explore the recent past. The recent past is defined as cultural resources that are less than 50 years of age. T ...