Gary—a city that social reformers had already dubbed the “City of the Century”—seemed a perfect site to try out new types of urban housing.
Indiana's ill-fated second statehouse was acclaimed as “’the nearest approach to the classical spirit of the antique yet instanced in the Western hemisphere’”.
A resurgence of interest in the Arts and Crafts movement in architecture and design has resulted in a renaissance, of sorts, for Indiana hickory furniture. Increasingly showcased in museum exhibitions and interior decorating schemes, the rustic pieces date to Indiana’s pioneer past.
Columbus, Indiana may be a town of only 39,000 people, but as a showcase of modern architecture, it ranks along five of America ‘s biggest cities. Six buildings constructed in Columbus between 1942 and 1965 are listed as National Historic Landmarks. As many as sixty other buildings in Columbus are also notable for their design.