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Mid-Century architecture in Bloomington

wesley unitedWhen: March 15, 6 - 7:30 pm
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church (east door), 502 E Front, Bloomington

FREE Event
Presentation by Todd Bugg

In this presentation, we explore the architecture of Bloomington-Normal during this Mid-Century period, beginning in 1950 to around 1975.

We discuss the changes that led to the design ethos of the time, and look at the public buildings -- churches, schools, and building -- which grew in one community in Mid-Century America.

Calling for Gift to Street nominations

If you are the proud owner of a home fifty years or older or know someone who is, consider nominating a home for the OHS Gift to the Street Award.

The Old House Society has been giving an award since 1989 to homeowners who have taken the time to lovingly preserve, maintain, or restore their own homes to their original architectural characteristics. To date, the award has been given to 68 such buildings.

These homeowners are given a beautiful commemorative plaque which identifies the year the structure was built. Homeowners can then affix the plaque to the exterior façade to proudly signify the home’s place in local architectural history.

A complete list of previous award winning homes, and the application to apply for the award, can be found on the Awards page of this website and the completed application can be dropped off or mailed to the Old House Society warehouse at 214 East Douglas Street, Bloomington, Il 61701.

The Old House Society welcomes your interest!

Apply: OHS board member opening

Are you passionate about old buildings and want to be a part of celebrating and preserving their history in our community? Old House Society has an opening for a Board Member!

Old House Society's mission statement is to promote and preserve buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods more than 50 years old, and the communities and heritage they foster. We are looking for a dedicated person who can use their passion and skills to plan and execute agendas to help us achieve this mission statement.

OHS's Board Member Application can be accessed here. If you'd like more information or would like to speak with a current Board Member who can provide more detail on this role, please email tarahenry@gmail.com and we will get you connected.

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