Wednesday, April 11, 2012
IN DNR to honor historic preservation standouts
Standouts in preserving cultural resources will be presented with 2012 Indiana Historic Preservation Awards at the statewide historic preservation conference this week in Whiting.
The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology will present the awards during the "Preserving Historic Places" banquet at the Lost Marsh Golf Club on Wednesday, April 11.
Former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard will receive the 2012 Outstanding Hoosier Preservationist Award, which honors exemplary achievements in historic preservation over an extended time. The award recognizes Shepard's leadership in building the Indiana preservation movement over the past 35 years, representing Indiana in the national historic preservation field, restoring the judicial spaces of the Indiana Statehouse, and encouraging the preservation of Indiana's historic courthouses.
Other awards to be presented:
Outstanding Stewardship and Ongoing Rehabilitation Award: To the Delphi Preservation Society for its rehabilitation of the 1865 Assion Ruffing City Hall and Delphi Opera House building in downtown Delphi.
Outstanding Commercial Rehabilitation Award: To Michigan Street LLC for the 1924 All American Bank Building in South Bend. The award recognizes one of more than 30 Certified Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit projects DHPA administers each year.
Outstanding Certified Historic Homeowner Rehabilitation Award: To Don and Bonnie Mills for their rehabilitation of the 1848 Abijah O'Neall II House near Crawfordsville.
Outstanding Effort Award and Award for Outstanding National Register nomination: To the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home Alumni Association and the Military Department of Indiana for the nomination of the campus of the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (ISSCH) to the National Register of Historic Places.
Phil Bloom, DNR Communications, (317) 232-4003.