On September 26, Indiana Landmarks stages Seeking Asylum: Preservation at Central State, a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic campus.
Visitors on the two-hour walking tour will see three of the landmarks that remain. At the 1896 Old Pathology Building, home of the Indiana Medical History Museum—an entry on Indiana Landmarks’ Ten Most Endangered list this year—participants will see the one-of-a-kind collections and learn about the preservation challenges it faces.
Tours also guild you through two repurposed buildings: the 1938 Administration Building, renamed Central State Mansion that currently houses IUPUI students, and the turn-of-the-century dining hall that has reopened as 1899, an events venue. The walking tour will pass by two derelict structures with potential—the 1886 power house and the laundry—that need imaginative new uses.
Tours leave every fifteen minutes from 9 to 10 a.m., departing from Indiana Medical History Museum, 3045 West Vermont Street in Indianapolis. T
Seeking Asylum is sponsored by Indiana Landmarks & Indiana Medical History Museum.
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Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places. With eight offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservationist. For more information on the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534. Find more at www.indianalandmarks.org.