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ARCH Calls for Endangered Buildings and ARCHIE Award Nominations in Allen County

For Immediate Release:

Contact Michael Galbraith, Historic Preservation Specialist, or (260) 426-5117.

August 12, 2010: ARCH announces that it will accept nominations from the public for ARCHIE awards and the annual list of Allen County’s Most Endangered Structures.

ARCH has awarded outstanding restoration efforts annually since 1977 with the ARCHIE awards. Nominations for 2010 ARCHIE winners will be accepted between now and September 30, 2010. Eligible projects must be exterior efforts or visible to the public, have recently been completed, and must be located in Allen County, Indiana. Nominations may be sent to ARCH, 818 Lafayette Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or by email to

ARCH has announced an annual list of the community’s Most Endangered Structures each year since 1992. This listing includes prominent architectural treasures, local landmarks, and beloved spots in Allen County that are threatened by changing use, vacancy, deterioration, obsolescence, or nearby new development. ARCH will accept suggestions for the 2010 list between now and September 30, 2010.  Nominations may be sent to ARCH, 818 Lafayette Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or by email to

A listing of the 2009 ARCHIE winners and Most Endangered List can be found at

ARCH will announce the 2010 ARCHIE winners and the 2010 Most Endangered Structures List at a special event during the fall of 2010.

ARCH presents free Frank Lloyd Wright Lecture!


Holiday Jewels Tour and Feast: ARCH celebrates three historic landmarks with food and cheer!

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Fort Wayne, November 3, 2009: ARCH will celebrate the holidays and the historic preservation of three landmarks downtown landmarks at the annual Holiday Jewels Tour and Feast. This year’s theme centers around historic transportation resources in the Summit City. The event begins at 5:30pm on December 4, and includes appetizers, scrumptious dinner buffet, and tasty desserts.

 Tour stops include:

 Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot, 1004 Cass Street—Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the historic c. 1889 Lake Shore and Michigan Passenger Depot. 5:30-7:30pm.

 Baker Street Station, 221 West Baker Street—Buffet dinner will be served amid the outstanding beauty of the restored concourse of the c. 1914 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, designed by the nationally prominent firm of Price & McLanahan. 6:30pm-8:30pm.

 Canal House, 114 East Superior Street—Desserts and coffee will be served in the c. 1852 John Brown Stone Warehouse, once a warehouse and office for a canal contractor, and the very first restoration project of ARCH back in 1975. The Canal House is now the home of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, and ARCH is a proud, funded member of this important organization for all of northeastern Indiana. 7:30-9:30pm.

 Admission to the event is $45 per person, and reservations are required. Please call Lori at 260-426-5117 to make reservations prior to December 1st.

ARCH Teams Up for Design Awards with Downtown Improvement District, and American Institute of Architects

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Fort Wayne, November 3, 2009: ARCH, Inc., The Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District will present their design and preservation awards at a combined Awards Celebration to be held November 11, at 6:00 pm on the second floor of the One Summit Square (AEP) building in downtown Fort Wayne.   A reception will take place beginning at 5:00pm, followed by the Awards Celebration at 6:00pm.

 “Representatives of our organizations wanted to recognize outstanding achievement in design and preservation,” said Cory Miller, AIA, and Associate at SchenkelShultz Architecture, and Design & Practice Chairman for the Fort Wayne chapter of the American Institute of Architects.   “Providing an annual opportunity to celebrate and reward best practices and design excellence was something we – as organizations with like-minded goals – could do better as a group than individually.”

Angie Quinn, Executive Director of ARCH, noted that “the preservation of our community treasures is accomplished building by building, project by project, through the efforts of individuals who see the value of good design. AIA and DID share these goals with ARCH. ARCH’s  Historic Preservation Specialist, Mike Galbraith, was instrumental in organizing this grand celebration.” ARCH will also announce its list of the community’s Most Endangered Structures for 2009.

Richard Davis, President of the Downtown Improvement District, welcomed the opportunity to join what is expected to become an annual collaborative awards celebration.  “While our 91-block area represents a smaller concentration of potential projects to recognize, the downtown contains a disproportionate number of the significant achievements, both in terms of architecture and community heritage.”  Davis cited the recently-completed Parkview Field, the current restoration of the Allen County Courthouse, and the additions to Trinity English Lutheran Church as examples of large-scale downtown projects in which design is the critical element.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP Lori Graf at 426-5117.

For further information contact:

ARCH  Historic Preservation Specialist Michael Galbraith, ,(260) 580-0672 or Executive Director Angie Quinn, (260) 426-5117.

Cory Miller, AIA, SchenkelShultz Architecture, (260) 424 90

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