Posts tagged historic preservation

April 1, 2014

 

colorized photo of pool from 1930s

Having Traveled The World, Artist Travels Through Time

Colorizing digital scans of historic photographs of Bloomington has provided a kind of out-of-body experience for artist Avi Katz.

September 3, 2013

 

ceiling mural representing female face with marcel wave

Remembering An Eclectic Artisan: John H. Thom

"When I came home from Korea in '54, John was about twelve," remembered James Alexander Thom. "We were not close, but I was aware that he was a talented kid."

May 21, 2013

 

children admiring cakes

Finding The Sweet Spot Between Baking And Building

The Architectural Cake Contest takes a playful approach to the task of historic preservation, but ends up revealing that architecture is just the icing on top.

February 26, 2013

 

daniel evans and cynthia brubaker at i. fell building

Resurrecting The I. Fell Building

Originally built as a car dealership, the I. Fell Building has been converted into something like an artist incubator.

February 14, 2012

 

528 E. 6th St.

Bloomington Fading

A project about reconstructing physical space that currently exists entirely online will be taken up in a physical exhibition at Monroe County History Center.

December 13, 2011

 

Cox-Hulman House

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays

Quick. Think Christmas. The residents of Terre Haute's Farrington's Grove know it's not a pink plastic tree in a mid-century ranch that first comes to mind.

November 1, 2011

 

bathroom

A Home Of Her Own: Reclaiming ‘A Latter-Day Frontier’

Nancy Hiller and Kendall Reeves' A Home of Her Own is an anthology of radical tales of female reinvention, disguised as a coffee table book for decorators.

November 23, 2010

 

Canopy of Lights, Bloomington

Bloomington Sparkles: The Canopy Of Lights

Inside a holiday tradition being revived through the weekend of April 22, 2011, in memory of entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Cook.

December 22, 2009

 

canopy of lights over the bloomington courthouse square

Bloomington Sparkles: The Downtown Holiday Canopy of Lights

The Canopy of Lights celebrates more than just the holidays; in many ways it’s a paean to Bloomington’s dynamic downtown.

October 6, 2009

 

Back to School for the Houston Fall Festival

To be worthy of restoration, a building need not be the so-called Eighth Wonder of the World. And the preservationists might be equally unlikely.

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