Category: Historic Preservation


  • Riverside Historic District

    Historic Preservation graduate students have created a treasure trove of material for Muncie’s Riverside Normal-City neighborhoods. Two classes – both led by assistant professor of historic preservation J.P. Hall – worked in the area fall semester 2020. Students in ARCH 441/541 crafted design guidelines to aid in preservation of the neighborhoods where the oldest structure […]

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  • Oldfields Paint Color Study

    Led by Professor Jonathan Spodek, students in the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning historic preservation lab have been working on a paint color study on the exterior of several buildings at the historic Oldfields Estate on the campus of Newfields in Indianapolis. This study, which began during the Fall 2020 semester and continued […]

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  • Historic Preservation Students Perform Feasibility Study for Hope House Building

    Students in Assistant Professor J.P. Hall’s Historic Preservation studio spent spring semester working on an adaptive reuse feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Caldwell-Dennis house, an historic residential structure in Wabash, Ind. Indiana Landmarks, a nonprofit organization that helps save and revitalize historic places, had acquired six architecturally significant homes, including the Caldwell-Denise house, at an […]

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  • Spodek Appointed to the National Park Service Advisory Board

    Jonathan C. Spodek, FAIA, FAPT, NCARB, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University, was appointed to the 12-person National Park Service (NPS) advisory board for preservation technology by the Secretary of the Interior. The responsibility of the advisory position is to provide leadership, policy advise and professional oversight; advise […]

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  • Hope House Feasibity Study

    Working with Indiana Landmarks and Hope House, Inc. as community partners, students in Historic Preservation not only gain practical experience, it gives them the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in class to compiled an adaptive reuse feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Caldwell-Dennis House, an historic residential structure located in Wabash, IN. The […]

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  • Assessing Small Spaces for Preservation

    Students learn the value of preservation in Jonathan Spodek’s documentation and preservation technology studio courses. Students recently worked with the Greentown Historical Society in Greentown, Ind., to document the street facades of the downtown historical district and the interiors of the buildings owned by the Greentown Historical Society at the corner of Meridian and Main streets. Ball State […]

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  • Revitalizing a Historical Building

    What can you do with a once grand historical building that’s no longer in use and sits in the middle of downtown? The graduate historic preservation studio at Ball State, led by Assistant Professor J.P. Hall, has helped Union City, Ind., leaders come up with some answers that will benefit the community for years to […]

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