Owen Block Restoration

May is Historic Preservation Month!

If you weren’t able to make it to the Lamasco walking tour last night, you may be interested in tonight’s special presentation at the Reitz Home Carriage House on the continuing restoration of Owen Block.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

This program is scheduled for the Reitz Home Carriage House, 224 S.E. First St.

The Owen Block, a stunning 1880 Second Empire row-house fell into ruin.  With the support of grass-roots preservationists and Indiana Landmarks, award winning restoration contractor Mike Martin of Architectural Renovators stepped forward and saved this treasure from imminent collapse.   Martin will give a contractor’s perspective on rescuing this building from stabilization to making it ready for tenant later this year.  After the talk, Martin will tour the group around the exterior of the building.

For Evansville’s Historic Preservation Month celebrations, Evansville’s Department of Metropolitan Development, Preservation Alliance of Evansville, and the Reitz Home Museum present a full slate of lectures, tours, activities, and events.



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