South Bend chosen as site of historic preservation conference

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - South Bend has been chosen as the site of a statewide historic preservation conference held September 27 to 30.

The Preserving Historic Places: Indiana's Statewide Historic Preservation Conference takes place at the University of Notre Dame and at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in downtown South Bend.

Historic preservation professionals, architects, urban planners, and more will gather to discuss how to preserve South Bend's industrial and manufacturing legacy.

“South Bend took an early lead in adapting historic spaces for new use, including transforming the Indiana & Michigan Power Company into the successful Commerce Center in the 1980s” said Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks. “We look forward to showcasing the city as an inspiring example of the revitalizing impact of preservation.”

Attendees will tour a number of South Bend establishments, including Tippecanoe Place, Palais Royale, The Lauber Kitchen & Bar, the West Washington Street Historic District, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The conference is open to the public. Registration is $200 per person or $125 per student.

Registration includes all education sessions, a reception, luncheon, and two dinners.

The conference offers continuing education credits for certain workshops and sessions.

Click here to register.

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