Preservation at the Crossroads in Indianapolis
The president of The 1772 Foundation, B. Danforth Ely, and its executive director, Mary A. Anthony, attended the National Preservation Conference (the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation) in Indianapolis, from October 29-November 2. The 1772 Foundation makes a substantial monetary contribution to support the conference. This year’s 1772-sponsored classroom sessions were: Getting Started: Property Intervention from A-Z, Alternative funding for Adaptive Use Projects, Seeing Redevelopment through a Different Lens, and Historic Real Estate Finance: A National Development Council Perspective. For the members of the National Trust Partners Network, The 1772 Foundation sponsored two, by invitation only, events: a revolving fund convening, for directors of active preservation revolving funds, and a real estate charrette, in which an expert panel took on the challenges of restoring and reusing Indianapolis’ Old City Hall, built in 1910 and vacant since 2008.