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Which of Indiana’s 92 County Courthouses is Your Favorite?

For those of us who travel the state frequently, it’s no secret the our county courthouses and their adjacent squares exhibit some of the best architecture in the Midwest. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the county seats in all Read more >

Take in Beauty and History on a Tour of the Indiana Statehouse

I’ve lived in Indiana for almost 20 years. I’ve visited places all over the state. I enjoy learning about the history we have, but I had NEVER gone on a Statehouse tour until this week. Pathetic, I know, but now Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

  OK, after visiting Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >

Indiana’s Historic Courthouses

Have you ever noticed the beautiful, historic architecture at your county’s courthouse? If not, perhaps you should take a look. Thanks to a project supported by Ball State University’s Sponsored Programs Office, you can now enjoy the beautiful, historic architecture Read more >

Columbus: A Hidden Gem

The phrase “home is where the heart is” makes me think of one place and one place only, Columbus, Indiana. Born & raised in Columbus, I never really appreciated what it had to offer until I moved away to Indianapolis Read more >

Indy Architects’ Home Tour September 22, 23 Gives Visitors Insight to New Architectural Designs

If you’ve ever wanted to see inside of some of the best-designed homes in Indianapolis, now’s your chance. The annual Indy Architects’ Home Tour happens from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, on September 22 – 23, 2012. This year’s self-guided tour will include Read more >

Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana

Saint Meinrad Archabbey almost made me swear. That’s because when we walked out of the retreat area and rounded a corner, this is what I saw. When we drove up to the retreat center, I thought “it’s a nice looking Read more >

Where in the world?

Take a look at the images below and then take a short quiz afterwards. (No fancy functionalities here. Grade your own quiz…no cheating!) Where in the world would you find such outstanding architecture and public art? a.) New York City Read more >