raiosunshine Today, @preservindy heart bombed some endangered and/or vacant historic sites in Muncie! ️ This adorable historic gas station in downtown is currently for sale and could be adaptively reused for any number of things, including a place like @locallygrowngardens or @wildwoodmarket. : @dmarieolsen #IHeartSavingPlaces 2d

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raiosunshine This adorable Victorian cottage is just a few properties north of the Broad Ripple Brew Pub. It has such great character! I hope a smarmy developer doesn't try to snatch it up and demo it. #indyarchitecture 4d

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raiosunshine Last one of Irwin Library. I promise. Okay, maybe I don't promise. 5d

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raiosunshine Last night, I had a wicked case of insomnia. At 1:30am, I was wide awake. Luckily, today was filled with preservation adventures at our building in Edinburgh. We fixed our ceiling, electrical panel, and installed a new door handle. General maintenance is just one of the many parts of my job! #iamapreservationist 6d

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raiosunshine My friend Kaitlin @presinpink encouraged me to complete a month long blogging challenge. So... I'm going to post every day for 29 days -- yep, February is an easy month. Feel free to check out my blog if that strikes your fancy! #indyarchitecture 7d

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raiosunshine This weekend was pretty great. Feeling refreshed after this warm weather. ️ Maybe we won't have to deal with the cold + snow again? #strangersinmyfeed 1w

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raiosunshine Morning glow, morning glow
Starts to glimmer when you know
Winds of change are set to blow
And sweep this whole land through
Morning glow is long past due
1w

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raiosunshine Step inside the Holcomb Observatory and you'll find a stunning Atomic Sputnik Starburst light fixture. 1w

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raiosunshine Today was a beautiful day, so I explored some of my favorite spots on Butler's campus. I spent time at my favorite spot -- the always photogenic Irwin Library. Designed by Detroit architect Minoru Yamasaki, Irwin Library was completed in 1963 and is Yamasaki's only Indiana commission. #worldneedsmorespiralstaircases 1w

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raiosunshine I worked with Morgan Co. residents to convince INDOT to declare the Morgantown bridge historic (eligible for the NRHP for my preservation peeps) and Select, which means they've committed to preserving the bridge! Yesterday, we had a meeting to discuss the options for the bridge, followed up with a lunch at Kathy's Cafe. If you are looking for a great roadtrip, hit up Morgantown -- and Kathy's for amazing pie -- then drive down SR135 to Brown County! #thisismorganco 2w

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raiosunshine This cabin in the woods was originally constructed next door to my parents home in Boyne City. When our neighbors planned to tear it down to build a larger home, the builder saved it by moving it to the top of the hill! Sadly, too many of these cottages have been lost as teardowns. How could you tear down this beauty? It looks so charming snow covered in the winter! 2w

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raiosunshine Can I hide under the covers the rest of this week? I even fail at posting at Instagram today (see comments below). 2w

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raiosunshine Boyne Falls is full of vintage motels, Bavarian-inspired architecture, and A-frame cottages. I love that this building combines all those things! 2w
  •   raiosunshine @meganfeeley I love LOVE Petoskey! My parents live in Boyne City so I've spent lots of time there. But Boyne Falls has some real gems. I had to run up to home on Saturday and on my drive back today I snagged a few photos in Boyne Falls, because they are much more photogenic in the winter 2w
  •   stars_melody So charming! Almost feels like you are in another country. 2w
  •   raiosunshine @stars_melody It seems far enough away to be another country 2w
  •   presinpink Might be a bit cold for me! 2w
  •   seestottrun Love it! I grow more fond of Michigan all of the time 2w
  •   raiosunshine @presinpink A bit cold!?! You live in Vermont!!!!! This isn't that much colder 2w
  •   raiosunshine @seestottrun It's a pretty awesome place. I miss it more every time I visit! 2w
  •   presinpink @raiosunshine fair point. And i'm always cold. Well not this winter. 34 degrees today! 2w

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raiosunshine Today, I spent some time down at the Thompson Building in Edinburgh. It's one of our @indianalandmarks projects. In between meetings, I redocumented the interior spaces since the inside was recently cleaned out. I fell in love with all the layers of vintage/historic wallpaper, such as these pictured. There's a few more on my recent blog post {if that's your kind of thing}. 3w

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raiosunshine Wednesday. Today I sat in a three hour meeting & I had to leave before it was over. It was full of good news, but also hope and sadness. Preservation has some pretty great highs and lows. Also, pretty houses. This is one of my favorites in Meridian Kessler. #iamapreservationist 3w

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raiosunshine Resolution for 2016: share more stories from what I do in my preservation career! Today, I drove to Stinesville, IN to meet with the town council and residents about how to address a key historic building in their downtown. They have the coolest general store as well. To get to Stinesville, I took 67 south through Gosport, which is pictured here. Isn't that bank building charming? #straightfacades #chasing_facades 3w

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raiosunshine #samemonumentdifferentday // It's really freaking cold outside, but when I saw this spot, I had to run out and grab a photograph. 3w

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raiosunshine This is one of my favorite buildings on College Avenue. Currently vacant and in a great spot for redevelopment. What would you love to see in this building? #indyarchitecture 3w
  •   _relisabeth I'd love a diner or a bookstore/cafe sort of place. 3w
  •   raiosunshine @keepindyindie @tyranaforestrex That would be amazing. 3w
  •   raiosunshine @_relisabeth The dearth of diner food is not just a problem I see! 3w
  •   isabeldeoliveiraassis Adoro a América 🏾🏾🏾🏼 3w
  •   saabbill PK Partners just purchased the building. Not sure if their plans as yet. 3w
  •   vessruhtenberg Pierre and Wright architects with Lesley Ayres as the main designer. I think circa 1930. The walls used to curve up to meet the roofline. Just a couple of years ago the curve was eliminated and the roof made twice as thick as it used to be. Other than that it is very much in original condition. 3w
  •   nancylinnea @beevco this reminds me of your shots! 7d
  •   beevco This is great! Thanks @nancylinnea for showing this to me. 6d

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raiosunshine On a cold, gloomy day, the best places to take photos are inside! Today, I explored the inside of the Indiana State House. I thought it would be busier since the legislature was in session, but it was just a few of us wandering the halls. #indyarchitecture 3w

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raiosunshine Timehop tells me I posted a snowy photo of this house a year ago today. Unfortunately, in the past year, it has seen some devastating changes. It was partially repainted (yellow stayed, grey replaced black and light yellow) and most of the original wood windows were replaced. I was literally heart broken as they removed the all the wood sashes, including really unique diamond paned sashes in the turret. 4w
  •   thefrontdoorproject @jolenemottern 🏻 love her pics! 3w
  •   joemagers Great work 3w
  •   joemagers (Sorry that it's changed so much) 3w
  •   raiosunshine @joemagers Haha, thanks Joe. It's just the persnickety preservation in me :) 3w
  •   westwoodking I've been thinking about this photo and I think the best reaction has to be a mixed one to something like this. As much as I like to see those details saved—I relish those details—I prefer to see the building saved and most of the beautiful shape remain if that's all the buyer/owner can do. A buttoned up home is going to last a lot longer. And most of us howl for better efficiencies. It's onerous to combine restored wood rails, sashes, muntins and jambs with a modern pane. That all I said, I have no idea what it looks like now nor the owner's situation. 1w
  •   raiosunshine @westwoodking Here's some more context: This was purchased by a local high end historic house flipper in January 2014 for $229k. They did extensive interior work including putting in new HVAC and then sold the house this past fall for $530k -- sold in 4 days. I really don't blame the current/new owner -- I blame the rehab company that chose to make this decision. They did restore the curved windows on the side, and I don't know why they couldn't have done the rest -- it would've looked so much better. I just know the new windows will fail much quicker than restored originals with interior/exterior storms. Anyway, I'm glad to see it updated but hate that it might set a bad example. 1w
  •   waldorfolsen It's so interesting for me, because I lived in St. Louis for seven years... That place has some of the most insane architecture that is taken for granted in the most unfortunate of ways. I did my capstone project in college on abandoned buildings because it saddened me. I entirely understand why it is disheartening to see things restored in a modernized why that's dis congruent with the home's history, but I would find it more disheartening to see it abandoned. But again I lived in St. Louis for 7 years and saw churches collapse and people buying historic mansions only to let them rot away hoping it will someday be enough that the city will allow them to demolish it (despite it being listed as a historic landmark) and just use the land for development... It's a tricky thing... 4d

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