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HISTORIC MADISON, INC. PRESERVATION GALA RETURNS JUNE 3

This event has been delayed 2 yrs by Covid

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The Historic Madison, Inc. Preservation Gala returns on June 3 from 6-9 pm.  The event celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the organized preservation movement in Madison at the  award-winning Shrewsbury-Windle House National Historic Landmark, 301 West First Street in Madison, IN.

Tickets for the  event range from $35 to $300.  Reservations are required.  Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite at bit.ly/2022HMIGala or by credit card or check at the  HMI office, 301 West Second Street. The reservation deadline is May 27. 

The festivities on June 3 will include live jazz music by the Rob Houze Quartet, a silent auction,   hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar.

A brief program starts at 7:30 p.m. which includes the  presentation of the coveted Reindollar Preservation Awards for 2020 and 2021.

The Shrewsbury-Windle House is celebrated as one of America’s most important 19th century homes.  “Madison is the most diverse assembly of high-quality Grecian [architecture] to be found anywhere in America” wrote Roger Kennedy in his book Greek Revival in America.  The Shrewsbury-Windle House is the “best of the best” of our nation’s Greek Revival style buildings stated Marsh Davis, President of Indiana Landmarks, one of the most prestigious historic preservation organizations in the U.S.

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Built by Charles L. Shrewsbury for his wife and family and designed by Francis Costigan, perhaps Indiana’s best known pre-Civil War architect, the home had only three owners until deeded to Historic Madison, Inc. in 2011.

John and Ann Windle founded HMI in the home at a $100 per plate dinner in 1960 in order to save the ca. 1818 Judge Jeremiah Sullivan House from demolition.  The 60th Anniversary Gala, delayed two years by COVID, is a wonderful way to pay tribute to the Windle’s accomplishments in preserving Madison’s stunning architecture while enjoying one of the finest Greek Revival buildings in the country.

Historic Madison, Inc. is a not-for-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Madison’s architectural heritage.  HMI is pleased to acknowledge the following sponsors for the Preservation Gala:  Morgan Foods, Repp &  Mundt, German American Wealth Advisory Group, Arvin-Sango Foundation, Goelzer Investment Management, Arsee Engineers, Church Mutual Insurance, Koehler Tire, Steinhardt Heating & Air Conditioning, and Ratio Design.  For additional information about the event, contact Historic Madison, Inc. today at (812) 265-2967 or by email at hmi@historicmadisoninc.com, or visit the website www.historicmadisoninc.com

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