updated: 9/24/2012 12:45:10 PM
Two Hoosier preservation organizations are planning to combine Allen County offices. Fort Wayne-based ARCH Inc. and Indianapolis-based Indiana Landmarks will share space at ARCH's current location.
September 24, 2012
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Two historic preservation organizations, Fort Wayne-based ARCH Inc., and Indiana Landmarks, the Indianapolis-based statewide preservation organization, have struck a deal to strengthen preservation efforts throughout Northeast Indiana.
Beginning this fall, Indiana Landmarks will share office space with ARCH in the historic Alexander T. Rankin House at 818 Lafayette Street in Fort Wayne. The two nonprofit organizations believe the arrangement will lead to more strategic collaborations.
The two organizations have worked together on rehabilitation projects in the past, including the McCulloch-Weatherhogg and Charles Kuhne houses in Fort Wayne. They have also joined in advocating for endangered historic buildings, bridges and thoroughfares.
"Our agreement places our north central field representative Cathy Wright at the Rankin House in Fort Wayne at least one day a week," says Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks. "Until now, we served Fort Wayne through our South Bend office. Wright works in Indiana Landmarks' Wabash office. We hope the arrangement will strengthen both organizations and the historic preservation movement in the area."
ARCH's executive director Michael Galbraith is bullish about the new shared office arrangement. "I'm tremendously excited that this partnership will increase both the amount and quality of preservation projects in Allen County and Northeast Indiana. ARCH and Indiana Landmarks have so many areas of interest in common that this marks a great ‘double-down’ for preservation."
For more information about the partnership between ARCH and Indiana Landmarks, contact Michael Galbraith, ARCH Executive Director at 260.426.5117 or email@example.com or Cathy Wright, Indiana Landmarks North Central Field Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org, 260-563-4534
Source: Indiana Landmarks