Preservation Month 2015
Thursday April 9, 2015


Thursday, May 7 / Restoration of the Stained Glass Windows of the Historic Town Clock Church
Presenters: Donna and Kirk Baldacci, Stained Glass Gallery
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and see firsthand the painstaking restoration work being done on the stained glass windows from the Second Baptist Church, as part of the wholesale restoration of this c.1850 landmark. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Stained Glass Gallery, 416 East Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Friends of the Town Clock Church, Inc., Develop New Albany
Saturday, May 9 / Division Street School archaeological dig
Under the guidance of the Falls of the Archaeological Society, volunteers are invited to learn the basics of archaeology and participate in a dig on the grounds of Division Street School, used as a school from 1885-1946. Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen and a hat, and children must have adult supervision present. Tools will be provided.
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Division Street School, 1800 Conservative Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society, Friends of Division Street School

Saturday, May 9 / Find Your Ancestor Day at Fairview Cemetery
Think you may have ancestors buried in historic Fairview Cemetery, but haven't been able to locate them? Volunteers will be available - stationed near the cemetery office - to help you locate your ancestor. Event will be held rain or shine. Call 812/948-5357 with questions.  
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Fairview Cemetery, New Albany - enter at the main entrance on Culbertson Avenue between East 5th and East 7th streets
Sponsors: City of New Albany, The Friends of Fairview, Stories Behind the Stones Society
Thursday, May 14 / Planning a Project in a Historic District
Presenters: Brendan Brown, AIA; Scott Wood, Director of New Albany Plan Commission; David Brewer, New Albany Building Commissioner; Laura Renwick, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission Administrator
Designed for those who own or are considering buying property in one of New Albany’s Historic Districts, this workshop will offer a step-by-step overview of the design and permitting process to accomplish a rehab project. The speakers will cover topics including how to work with an architect, how to get a variance, working with licensed contractors, and the Certification of Appropriateness application process, and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers about your project.
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Location: Strassweg Auditorium, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: New Albany Historic Preservation Commission

Friday, May 15 / 100th Anniversary of the Jacobs Chapel School Building: 1915-2015
Open house celebrating the history of this iconic school building, now adaptively reused as offices.
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Location: 4802 Charlestown Road
Sponsor: RE/MAX Results – Pam Lumley
Saturday, May 16 / Cedar Bough Place/Shelby Place walking tour
Presenter: Christina Pfau, architectural historian and Realtor
The former Chair of the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission will lead a walking tour of two of New Albany’s ‘hidden gem’ neighborhoods, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cedar Bough Place - also a locally-designated historic district - contains a rich variety of homes dating from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, while Shelby Place was developed in the first two decades of the 20th century.
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM 
Location: meet corner of 13th Street and Ekin Avenue
Sponsors: New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
Tuesday, May 19 / Pizza and Preservation: Unlock the History of your Historic Home
Meet in the Strassweg Auditorium for pizza and an introduction to how to date, research, and identify your home’s past.  From there, you will go to the Indiana Room to research your own property. Designed for homeowners of historic property and anyone interested in the history of property in their communities or neighborhoods, participants will learn the most efficient steps through the research process and the best resources for finding what you want to know.
Presenters: Dave Barksdale, Floyd County Historian; Lois Endris, Floyd County Recorder; Nancy Strickland, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration required: Limited to 20 participants. Contact 812/284-4534 or south@indianalandmarks.org to reserve a space.
Location: New Albany Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
Wednesday, May 20/ New Albany Historic Preservation Commission’s Facelift Awards
Join the Preservation Commission for a reception and the presentation of the annual Facelift Awards, recognizing outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects within the city. A regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission follows at 7 PM and is open to the public.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Third floor Assembly Room, City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany
Sponsor: City of New Albany; New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
Saturday, May 23 / Scribner House Tours
Take a tour of the oldest surviving building in New Albany, the 1814 home of founding father Joel Scribner. The home has been meticulously cared for and operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution for almost a century. Restoration work is ongoing, including a recent project to restore all of the windows in the home and summer kitchen.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Location: Southeast corner State and Main streets.
Sponsors: Piankeshaw Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Saturday, May 24 / Mansion Row walking tour
Presenter: Dave Condra
The longtime, unofficial historian Mansion Row historian will lead a walking tour of New Albany’s most illustrious neighborhood. The East Main Street district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains and a wide variety of homes from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM 
Location: meet in front of the Scribner House, southeast corner State and Main streets.
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society; Main Street Preservation Association; New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
Tuesday, May 26 / Gunnison Magic Homes: Man’s Greatest Gift to Women
Presenters:Randy Shipp, Historic Preservation Specialist, Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Government
At the regular monthly meeting of the Floyd County Historical Society, learn about the Gunnison Housing Corporation, a New Albany pioneer in manufacturing pre-fabricated homes. Find out how the company’s mass-produced interchangeable parts came together to create dream homes for many Americans.
Time: 7:00 PM 
Location: Strassweg Auditorium, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society


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