Archive for May 21, 2013

Indiana Landmarks Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, June 8

Fugate House

Fugate House. Photo provided by Indiana Landmarks and used with written permission.

By Jen Thomas
On behalf of Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Landmarks’ 6th annual “Back to the Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour” on June 8, 2013, will feature five standout homes in Bloomington.

From a 1941 International-style home to a 1969 modern box with an open-air central courtyard, the tour homes exhibit wonderful mid-century features including open floor plans, expansive use of glass, natural materials, and integration with surrounding landscapes.

Owners of mid-century homes opening for the June 8 Back to the Future tour include:

  • David and Maureen Martin’s home at 604 S. Meadowbrook Drive
  • Ted Jones’ home at 1607 S. Woodruff Lane
  • Brad and Sharon Fugate’s home at 2718 East Bluff Court (see photo above)
  • Christine Matheu’s home at 1016 S. Highland Avenue
  • Eric and Lee Sandweiss’ home at 1033 S. Ballantine Road.

Bloomington Restorations Inc. is co-sponsoring the Back to the Future tour, which is staged with support from Visit Bloomington; Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau; Axis Architecture + Interiors; Scott Owens, RE/MAX Realty; and Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission.

The home tour runs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour.

Back to the Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Saturday, June 8, 1-6 p.m.

Day of tour ticket sales and shuttle service originates at Bloomington’s First United Church, 2420 E. 3rd St.

$12 per person in advance. Buy tickets in advance online at Eventbrite ( or at the following locations: Indiana Landmarks Center and Form+Function in Indianapolis, at the Columbus Area Visitors Center, and in Bloomington at Relish and Bloomingfoods locations. $15 per person on the day of the tour at First United Church, 2420 E. 3rd St., Bloomington

Presented by Indiana Landmarks and Bloomington Restorations Inc.

Indiana Landmarks and its Indiana Modern committee are working to protect Modernist buildings and foster appreciation for the style. Proceeds from the Back to the Future tour support the organization’s efforts to preserve and promote fine examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture throughout the state.

On June 6, the Indiana Modern committee joins the Design Arts Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) to present a free lecture by Miami architect Jorge Hernandez who will discuss Miami Modern – “MiMo” for short – including the threatened Miami Marine Stadium. The free lecture takes place at 6 p.m. in The Toby at IMA.

For more information, call Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534 or visit

Editor’s Acknowledgement: JTPR, Inc.