This Week

A weekly round-up of my favorite preservation related stories from around the web and in the news.

Kentucky Theatre Turns 90

Kentucky Theatre Marquee. Image via HerKentucky

The Kentucky Theatre is a favorite Lexington entertainment venue from current releases, to classic films, to Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. This month, it turns 90 years old. In a post this week, HerKentucky proves once again, that you don’t have to be a “preservationist” to love the history around you.

On Lockerbie Street

Riley’s Home on Lockerbie. Image via

Sunday marks the birthday of James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet.  Born in 1849, he spent more than 20 years of his life living in a handsome Italianate on Lockerbie Street in Indianapolis. He commemorated his neighborhood in verse. Wander over to to read his poem, Lockerbie Street, which captures the feeling of the street when he lived there:  a canopy of trees and wide sidewalks away from the din of downtown.

Helping Hands for Historic Homes

Once you’ve taken a Memory Lane stroll down Lockerbie Street at, check out another great post – Helping Hands for Historic Homes.  Stopping suburban sprawl and the revitalization of our urban cores is in our hands.  And purchasing an historic home doesn’t have to mean drafty, cold winters with huge utility bills.  Find out how INHP is helping historic homeowners in Indianapolis. Is there an organization in  your city or state that provides a similar service?

In or On the National Register?

Do you say “in” or “on” the National Register? Believe it or not, ON the National Register is  the correct grammatical structure.  Head over to Preservation in Pink to find out why.  Be sure to check out the comments to see how other preservationists handle this grammatical question.


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