Historic Preservation Tours Talks in South Bend for Indiana Conference

SOUTH BEND — A statewide historic preservation conference will be held in South Bend Sept. 27-30, open to the public, with tours and lectures and drawing approximately 250 attendees from across Indiana.

Sessions will be held at the Scottish Rite building, 427 N. Main St. downtown, and at the University of Notre Dame. Tours and other events will highlight the historic district of West Washington Street, Tippecanoe Place, the Royal Palace and The Lauber Kitchen & Bar, which was a 19th century sheet metal business.

After Mayor James Mueller welcomes attendees to the September 28 luncheon at the Scottish Rite, Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman and photographer Louis Sabo will present a photographic history of South Bend. On September 30 at Notre-Dame, there will be a 9-10 am talk on the role of preservation in promoting sustainability, followed by a tour of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

“South Bend took the lead in adapting historic spaces to new uses, including transforming the Indiana & Michigan Power Company into a thriving shopping mall in the 1980s,” said association president Marsh Davis. non-profit. Indiana Landmarksnoted in a press release.

The cost is $200 per person and $125 per student, which includes all sessions, a reception, lunch, and two dinners. Register and find the complete program on indianalandmarks.org/preserving-historic-places-conference.

The conference organizers are Indiana Landmarks, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and Indiana University.

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