Friday, July 13, 2012
"Revisiting Victorian Indianapolis" will be lead by Marsh Davis, President of Indiana Landmarks. Joining him will be David Peat, the son of former/ longtime director of the John Herron Art Museum, artist and author, Wilbur Peat who wrote and photographed the book "19th Century Homes of Indiana." The book celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Photos showing "Then and Now" depictions of Victorian Indianapolis should stir the heart of any architecture lover, preservationist, historian or passionate Indianapolis resident.
Preceding the program, the Hoosier Chapter of the Victorian Society in America will be presenting to Indiana Landmarks the prestigious VSA National Preservation Award for the inspiring and painstaking restoration of the Indiana Landmarks Center, formerly the Central Avenue Methodist Church. This is the first site in the state of Indiana to win this award, and the awards are not necessarily given each year. The only other full Award for 2012 is the Old Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. Prior winners include the former Carson-Pirie Scott Department Store in Chicago, President Lincoln's Cottage and Visitor Center (where President Lincoln penned the "Emancipation Proclamation"), and Philadelphia City Hall.
Immediately following the program, stay to toast the three year anniversary of HistoricIndianapolis.com--co-sponsor of the evening's program-- and explore the evening romance of the Indiana Landmarks Center.
HVSA and Indiana Landmarks members: FREE
All others: $5
RSVP's not required, but may be directed to HoosierVSA@gmail.com