REUSING RAILROAD STATIONS
Indianapolis, Indiana will be the host to a conference on
the adaptive use for railroad stations.
The first of its kind on a national basis, the meeting is
funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
through the Educational Facilities Laboratory of New York.
The purpose of the workshop will be "to gather information and views on some of the available legal and financial
techniques and networks of alliances for rehabilitating
stations", according to Robert Beckmann of Union Station
Associates of Indianapolis, one of the coordinators for the
Invited to attend the Workshop, to be held on July 22 and
23, will be selected mayors, city officials, urban renewal
agencies and city planners, bankers, developers, railroad
companies and non-profit organizations with preservation
interests. 250 representatives are expected.
Indianapolis leaders Fred C. Tucker, Jr., President of F. C.
Tucker Co.; H. Roll McLaughlin, Preservation Architect and
Carl Weinhardt, Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art,
are expected to play important parts in the two-day program.
In addition to the National Endowment, other organizations
assisting in the planning of the program are: National Trust for
Historic Preservation, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and AmTrak.
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana will sponsor the
concluding luncheon session at the Foundation's Morris-Butler
Artist Diana Stroud presents the Lockerbie Square logotype to Mayor
Richard Lugar as John Walsh looks on.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION OBSERVES AN ACTIVE WEEK
Historic Preservation Week was observed May 6-12 this
year and Historic Landmarks participated in local programs
with appearances on two television talk shows, a film festival
at the headquarters offices, brochure distributions and slide
A reception at the Morris-Butler Museum on May 6 was
sponsored by Historic Landmarks, American Institute of
Architects and the American Institute of Interior Designers to
"kick-off" the week. Assisting in the planning for the reception were Mrs. H. Roll McLaughlin, Mrs. Ruth Shaffer and
Mr. Charles Parrott. Also providing valuable help was Mrs.
Barbara Carson, Resident Supervisor of the Morris-Butler
At the reception, Mayor Richard Lugar of Indianapolis
presented John Walsh, Vice President of Historic Landmarks,
the city's proclamation. Diana Stroud, on behalf of the
Lockerbie Square Peoples' Club, presented Mayor Lugar with
the newly-made plaque for Lockerbie Square, (see picture)
In "acknowledgement of the significance of historic preservation to our state . . . and especially those persons in Indiana
who are working to preserve our heritage of historic landmarks
should be recognized" Governor Otis Bowen presented his
proclamation to the state of Indiana at the State House
announcing Historic Preservation Week.
Historic Landmarks Executive Director, Reid Williamson
participated in a meeting of the Kentucky Humanities Conference in Shakertown, Kentucky on May 9, by lecturing on
"The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation on the Total
Community". This lecture is now available for community use
on a state-wide basis.
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