June 7, 7 pm
June 8, 10 am -4 pm
Discover the Wildcat at Adams Mill
June 20, 7 pm
DPS Board Meeting, Gallery
June 22, 9 am-noon
Five Recognition Awards Presented at DPS Annual Membership Meeting
Since 2004, the Delphi Preservation Society has presented awards at its annual membership meeting to recognize achievements in preservation in the Delphi area. Dr. Gregory Norman announced the 2013 Recognition Awards.
The Italianate structure at 104 W. Main Street received the Historic Commercial or Public Building Award. Built around 1863 by Samuel Barnett, this handsome building is one of two historic properties in this quarter block owned by Rick Paul. The Barnett building is striking for the triple-hung sashes on its upper story now uncovered and painted with an historic palette. Rick Paul’s own hands have remodeled the retail bay in this building which now houses a day spa. Rick Paul was ahead of the Stellar Communities curve in his stewardship and restoration of the façades of his historic properties.
The Young family received a special tribute from the Delphi Preservation Society acknowledging the donation of the Young/Culligan building at 117 East Main Street to the Society at the end of last year. The Young family was presented with a framed rendering of the building as it will appear once the façade is restored. The Society plans to name the building in honor of the Youngs and will place a plaque on the building once the renovation is completed. Julie Knoeller, DPS President, presents the rendering to Shirleen Young Dimmitt, J. D., and Tim Young.
Historic Delphi Property on Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered List
Update: Property set for Sheriff's Sale on June 26
The foreclosure crisis hits new and old structures, but it can strike historic houses with deadlier force. If a roof leak develops in a suburban house, a section of drywall gets ruined, and it’s not a big deal to replace. When the tile roof of the Bowen House springs a leak, decorative plaster, wall murals, carved woodwork and wainscoting suffer -- and may not recover if it remains vacant much longer. Built on Delphi’s Main Street in 1896, it’s one of the town’s great Victorian houses. It’s vacant, in real-estate limbo, and will endure slow demolition by neglect if something’s not done.
Gallery News: Nusbaum, May & Daehler Guest Artists
Mary Ann Nusbaum, Plein Air Painter
Plein air oil painter, Mary Ann Nusbaum, from Logansport, began her career in the fine arts just three years ago with several seminars with nationally known artists. She recently won an award at the prestigious New Harmony paint out. This is Mary Ann’s first exhibition. Come and celebrate this emerging artist work.
Diana May, Ceramic Artist
Diana May started working with clay while in high school in Lafayette and then studied it at Oakland Community College near Detroit. A minor in business and accounting led to a profession while in the back of her mind she knew she "would find clay again." Twenty years later, with the support of her husband and children, she launched Muddog Pottery, creating functional and sculptural art using clay.
Dwayne Daehler, Photographer
Dwayne Daehler describes himself as "something of a mystic type of person...drawn to scenes and images that move me to contemplation." Favoring street scenes and landscapes, Daehler has traveled and photographed extensively in America and other countries. One photograph won a major award from National Geographic Traveler.
Deborah Waymire, Jeweler & Bead Artist
An award winning glass bead artist and silversmith living in Monticello, Indiana, Deborah specializes in intricate glass bead designs. Her silver cuff bracelets are set with gemstones and engraved with inspirational messages for women.
Delphi Preservation Society
Located in the historic Assion-Ruffing City Hall Building
109 S. Washington Street, on the East Side of the Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 161 • Delphi, IN • 46923
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