Historic Preservation in Indiana

Essays from the Field

Edited by Nancy R. Hiller

Contributions by Henry Glassie, Bill Sturbaum, Teresa Miller, Elizabeth Schlemmer, Scott Russell Sanders, Cynthia Brubaker, Gayle Cook, Edith Sarra, Cheryl Ann Munson, Vicki Basman, Ben Clark, Donald A. Granbois, Steve Wyatt, Lauren Coleman and David Brent Johnson

Published by: Indiana University Press

224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 16 color illus., 30 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253010469
  • Published: October 2013


  • eBook
  • 9780253010674
  • Published: October 2013


Over the last half century, historic preservation has been on the rise in American cities and towns, from urban renewal and gentrification projects to painstaking restoration of Victorian homes and architectural landmarks. In this book, Nancy R. Hiller brings together individuals with distinctive styles and perspectives, to talk about their passion for preservation. They consider the meaning of place and what motivates those who work to save and care for places; the role of place in the formation of identity; the roles of individuals and organizations in preserving homes, neighborhoods, and towns; and the spiritual as well as economic benefits of preservation. Richly illustrated, Historic Preservation in Indiana is an essential book for everyone who cares about preserving the past for future generations.