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County historic sites featured in new book


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Horace Solomon House
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Stop by the Bartholomew County Public Library at 7 p.m. tonight to order your copy of “Bartholomew County Historic Sites and Structures,” an illustrated report by architectural surveyors from Indiana Landmarks and the Ball State Center for Historic Preservation.

The surveyors spent a year driving around the county documenting more than 3,000 landmarks built before 1970.

Greg Sekula, director of Indiana Landmarks’ Southern Regional Office, will present a brief program that will highlight some previously overlooked architectural gems, such as the Horace Solomon House, built in 1865 in the Haw Creek Township.

The survey and report were funded in part by matching grants from the U.S. Department of the Interior and National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund. Locally, the Columbus Area Visitors Center, Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Hope Chamber of Commerce, Milestone and Walter C. Nugent Foundation provided financial support.

The book will cost $20 at the event and $25 after the event.

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