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Historic Preservation Commission Meeting on Thursday December 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST:

In Person: 401 N Morton St. Suite 135

Meeting ID: 958 5218 5508
Passcode: 082945


Presenting: “Mid-Century Color: Seeing American Landscapes through the Lens of Charles Cushman” with Eric Sandweiss

Eric Sandweiss provides a view of the changing twentieth-century American landscape through the images of Charles Cushman, one of a number of unknown amateur photographers who experimented with Kodachrome film during a period when professionals continued to rely on black and white. Cushman’s 14,000 color slides, left to Indiana University in the 1970s and forgotten for decades, reveal a new perspective on the endurance of earlier architectural forms amidst a wave of urban renewal and suburban development.

Eric Sandweiss is a Miller Professor of History at Indiana University at Bloomington, and a former advisory member of the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission. His talk draws on his book, The Day in Its Color: Charles Cushman’s Journey through the Mid-Century American Landscape.


This site provides information about Bloomington's current conservation and historic districts, how to nominate a property or group of properties to become a historic district, the Certificate of Appropriateness process, the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission, and the historic walking tours.


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The draft for the renewal of the Programmatic Agreement Between the City of Bloomington and the Indiana State Historic Preservation Officer regarding the administration of certain HUD-assisted projects and program subject to 24 CFR Part 58 in the State of Indiana is attached to the bottom of this webpage.