Category Archives: Historic preservation

Past, Present, and Promise in the Prototypical Failed Steel Town

On Monday I had the privilege to explore McKeesport, a city twenty minutes south of Pittsburgh in my home state of Pennsylvania. The city had popped up on my radar last year because of the renovation of a historic YMCA … Continue reading

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NIRPC and the Great Hoosier Spirit of DIY Urbanism

Yesterday I attended NIRPC’s presentation on the updated Marquette Plan at the Carter Woodson Branch of the Gary Public Library, which was a general overview of the ongoing process of developing 34 out of Indiana’s 45 miles of lakeshore into … Continue reading

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July in Gary!

St. Louis preservationist and director of the Preservation Research Office consulting firm Michael Allen visited Gary yesterday to see the sights. After an obligatory lunch/dinner at the Bird, we started our tour in Miller Beach, where our two summer interns … Continue reading

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Planned Demolition in La Porte

The NWI Times reports that a historic church in La Porte, Indiana is going to be demolished sometime this month. While we typically limit ourselves to Lake County, we begrudgingly concede that there is a world that exists outside Lake … Continue reading

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