Preservation group acquires 6 historic homes in Indiana city

WABASH, Ind. (AP) — A preservation group plans to renovate the exteriors of six run-down homes in a northern Indiana city and put them on the market next year in hopes of spurring a historic neighborhood’s rebirth.

Indiana Landmarks said it acquired the historic homes, built in Wabash between the 1870s and the early 1900s, during an auction. The Indianapolis-based nonprofit said the homes illustrate a range of architectural styles in the city’s East Wabash Historic District.

“There truly is something for everybody, from a modest, wood-frame house to larger Victorians. It’s a mad mix of styles and sizes,” said Paul Hayden, director of Indiana Landmarks’ northwest office in Wabash.

Hayden will lead the renovation of the homes’ exteriors and the effort to put them back on the market in early 2021. The properties recently served as rental housing, and most were divided into apartments.

Wabash has a vibrant downtown,

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Preservation of historic homes on Harwich warrant – News –

HARWICH — As with many towns, COVID-19 precautions resulted in town meeting voters gathering at an unaccustomed date and time in an equally unaccustomed setting. The Monomoy Regional High School football field will host this year’s annual town meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday after pandemic concerns this spring forced a postponement.

It’s a pared-down warrant that will include just 44 articles including town operating and capital budget appropriations, school funding, a handful of departmental requests, some Community Preservation Act funding authorizations and a few citizen petition articles.

Duncan Berry was happy to see on the warrant a zoning bylaw amendment that he and a group of residents championed that asks voters to approve measures to preserve a collection of two dozen historic homes along a milelong section of Route 28 between the Herring River and the Dennis town line.

“We’ve been working for years to help people understand that, not

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