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Public offered opportunity to dine in historic locations

Friday, June 19, 2009

McKim Observatory is the site of dessert for the Historic Landmarks' Western Regional Office moveable feast on July 10.
The public is invited to join Historic Landmarks' Western Regional Office in Greencastle on July 10 for a moveable feast and annual meeting, offering tempting cuisine in historic sites.

The event opens with appetizers at 6 p.m. in the rotunda of the Putnam County Courthouse in downtown Greencastle. Treasures on the Square will provide the appetizers.

The 1905 neoclassical style courthouse occupies the center of the square in downtown Greencastle. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse design by J. W. Gaddis features a glass dome that illuminates the interior, murals and original decorative light fixtures and staircase.

On the courthouse lawn, you'll find the Spirit of the American Doughboy statue, a World War I memorial, and a German V-I buzz bomb-turned-World War II memorial.

Dinner begins at 7 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 202 E. Washington St. Almost Home Restaurant will be catering the meal.

The center portion of the church dates to the 1820s.

Its Victorian Romanesque style exterior was acquired later in 1890 by the Catholic Church, which enlarged the structure by adding a north and south bays and the steeple. The landmark church hosts dinner and the evening's program -- an overview on preservation activities in western Indiana and regional preservation awards.

Dessert from Almost Home will be served at DePauw University's McKim Observatory at 8:30 p.m. Today the observatory is located in a residential neighborhood. When it was built in 1884, open farmland surrounded the observatory. Still outfitted with an 1885 Clark Refractor telescope, the landmark remains in use by DePauw students, researchers, and the public as it undergoes a phased restoration. It is located on DePauw Ave. north of Franklin St.

A dedication at the Heritage Wall Site for plaques for Handy Dairy and the Putnamville United Methodist Church will take place prior to the dinner at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held across the street from the Heritage Wall at the Masonic Building.

Cost for the event is $45 per person or $30 per member of the Historic Landmarks Foundation or the Heritage Preservation Society. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Historic Landmarks' Western Regional Office at 812-232-4534 or by e-mail at west@historiclandmarks.org

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how cool is this!

-- Posted by gottokno on Fri, Jun 19, 2009, at 9:15 AM

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