Wyneken House August 2008
Wyneken House 2008

Moved house needs permanent foundation


Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana recently awarded a grant to the Indiana German Heritage Society’s Friends of Wyneken Chapter.  The chapter will use the $1,600 grant to hire a professional to design a permanent foundation and basement for the house, which was saved from demolition by a move to a new site near the Adams-Allen County line. The 1855 house has been resting on temporary supports.

Preservation grants also were awarded to projects in Goodland, Moscow, New Albany, Bedford and Noblesville.

Historic Landmarks’ grants are available to local preservation organizations for pre-development work such as feasibility studies, as well as a variety of planning, fundraising and other activities related to saving landmarks and strengthening preservation groups.

 For more information on the Wyneken House project, contact John Kalb of the Friends of Wyneken, john.kalb@verizon.net. To find out about Historic Landmarks Foundation’s grant and loan programs in North Central Indiana, contact Cathy Wright, director of the Foundation’s Wabash field office, 260-563-4534, northcentral@historiclandmarks.org.