Volume 11, No. 1   Farrington’s Grove Historical District, Inc.   March, 2001
Farrington’s 
Grove
IN THIS ISSUE:
* Mission Statement * President's Letter
* General Meeting and Election
* Historical Society Happenings
* Gardens of Farrington's Grove * Online Resources
* Talley House * Times, They Have Changed
* Old Time Recipe
* History of the Potter-Steele-Benson House
* On the Road to History
* Architectural Styles in Farrington's Grove
* Economic Development * 2001 Holiday Home Tour
* Corporate Memberships and Sponsors
* 2000 Board Members * Membership Application
* We Thank Our Members

Mission Statement

To guide and promote the preservation and restoration of the Farrington's Grove Historical District in order to:
a) ensure and protect its cultural and architectural integrity;
b) limit incompatible uses;
c) encourage community fellowship and neighborhood awareness; and
d) prevent increased population density.

President’s Letter

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Farrington’s Grove has even more reason than usual to celebrate during the year 2001. This marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of FGHD in 1976, as well as the 15th anniversary of the placement of the neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
I encourage all neighborhood residents to attend our annual General Meeting to be held at Crawford School, 701 South Fifth Street, on Monday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m.  Following the meeting, elections for board members will be held.   This is a great opportunity for new residents and existing members to discuss their concerns about the neighborhood and to become more involved in FGHD as we work to improve our community.
A recent step in neighborhood improvement was the purchase of the former Lambda Chi fraternity house on South Sixth Street by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.  HLFI intends to begin the process of restoring this property for use as a single family residence.  Through the dedicated work of vice president Melony Sacopulos, FGHD was actively involved in assuring this home would be purchased  by  an organization which shares our interest in historic preservation and neighborhood stability. 
 One troubling trend in recent months has been the increase in vandalism, particularly graffiti, in our neighborhood.  This has been a problem throughout the Terre Haute area and unfortunately the Grove has not been immune.  Alley areas and garages have been especially targeted.  Please report suspicious activity to the Terre Haute Police Department.  If possible, remove or paint over graffiti markings as soon as possible.  This may deter the vandals from further damage. 
As the weather warms and the blooms of spring appear, take some time to walk around your neighborhood and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.  We are truly fortunate to live in such a special place, and with your support, FGHD will continue to work to make Farrington’s Grove a pleasant place to live.
Hope to see you while walking around the Grove.

Thanks for caring,
Mike Misovich

General Meeting And Election

DATE:  Monday, March 12, 2001
TIME:  7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Crawford School, 701 South Fifth Street

  • Are you satisfied with everything in our neighborhood?
  • What needs to be improved, and how?
  • Where should FGHD focus its energy and resources?
  • How can you participate in accomplishing our mission?
We invite you to attend the annual general meeting of Farrington’s Grove Historical District, Inc.  The meeting topic will be an open forum on the community.  FGHD will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. 
Following the open meeting, annual elections for FGHD directors will be held.  Each member who has paid current annual dues is entitled to vote.  Any member who is a deeded property owner and permanent resident of Farrington’s Grove Historical District may run for election as a director. 
The by-laws of the corporation provide for fifteen (15) directors.  Currently, there are five vacancies.  If you are interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors, please contact Mike Carrell, who will be chairing the ad hoc Elections Committee, or one of the current board members. 

Historical Society Happenings
By Barbara Carney

When the Vigo County Historical Museum opens in mid February, you’ll love traveling back in time with the new exhibit, “Hoosier Homemakers.”  This display lets the visitor time travel in the past while viewing a collection of appliances, utensils, and accessory items that, through the years, the housewife “thought” made her domestic chores easier.  Also shown will be those favorite “house dresses” and aprons worn by the homemaker while keeping everything spic and span.
On Friday night, March 16th, the Historical Society will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party in the E. Bleemel Building at 9th and Poplar.  Come along, wear your shamrock, dance a jig, and celebrate the Irish by calling 235-9717 for reservations!

GARDENS OF FARRINGTON’S GROVE
By Michael Misovich
2nd of a Series

Spring is a beautiful season everywhere, but especially in an old neighborhood like Farrington’s Grove.  As I walk along the streets, I truly appreciate the effort so many residents make to beautify their surroundings — and I appreciate the years and decades of history that previous generations and families have contributed with their plantings.
Early Spring — which really begins in late winter — means bulbs in bloom, beginning with crocuses and continuing with daffodils and tulips.  The colder than normal winter has slowed down these plants this year, but I saw the first crocuses in bud on February 11 and blooming openly on February 19.  (If you had crocuses earlier, please let me know so your garden receives a mention.)  As this newsletter goes to deadline, a few of the earliest daffodils are showing buds.  I expect these will begin blooming during the first ten days of March.  Since some varieties of daffodils bloom as late as May, expect up to two months of a pleasant show.
In addition to bulbs, some unusual spring bloomers you may see in the Grove include:
Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis) — foot-high  shade plants with palm-like foliage consisting of five to seven leaflets, having cup-shaped flowers in varying white, pink, and purple shades, blooming early March to early May
Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage (Pulmonaria) — low growing shade plants with long narrow leaves that are often speckled, clusters of small flowers in red, pink, purple, white, or blue, blooming early March to early May
Creeping Phlox, Moss or Mountain Pink (Phlox subulata) — ground cover sun plants with evergreen needle shaped leaves, completely covered with pink, white, blue, or red flowers throughout most of April.  Look along the main sidewalk at 1421 South Center for a good example used to cover a slope — sure beats mowing!
Fernleaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) — an unusual variety of our state flower, one to two feet tall with delicate-looking fan-shaped leaves with a ferny appearance, having deep-red flowers much smaller than ordinary peonies.  Look among the diverse plantings on the parkside of 1225 South Center for an example blooming in early to mid-May.

ATTENTION MEMBERS, RESIDENTS, AND FRIENDS: FGHD will be sponsoring a Farrington’s Grove Garden Walk and Tour.  Mark your calendars for the tentatively scheduled date of Saturday, May 19, when gardeners around the Grove will open their yards.  If this initial event is popular, FGHD will schedule this as an annual event in future years.
If you are willing to share your garden’s beauty for this event, please contact an FGHD board member.  You don’t have to open your entire yard, although you are certainly encouraged to do so.  Front yards, parksides, foundation or landscape plantings are all suitable.  Also, you don’t have to be a botanist or horticultural expert, just a person with a love of gardening.  Watch for more details on this event in upcoming months!

ONLINE RESOURCES

Don’t forget to visit the FGHD website, ranked #1 by AltaVista and Google search engines, at 

http://home.earthlink.net/~ammisov/fghd.htm

New features include a photo tour of “Houses of Farrington’s Grove,” links to community and historic preservation resources, and this newsletter online.  If you visited the website last week, you could have read this already!  Misplaced your newsletter?  New to the neighborhood? Thinking of moving here?  Go to the website!  Looking for some information from an article you read last year?  Want to try the “Old Time Recipe” from a few issues back?  Go the website — most back issues through early 2000 are available!
The community website terrehaute.com just received an update.  If you haven’t visited lately, give it a try and see what’s new!
FGHD members and residents who are interested in receiving this newsletter by email should contact one of the board members. 

TALLEY HOUSE
Historic Landmarks Purchase Saves Grand Home
By Tommy Kleckner
Program Assistant, Western Regional Office 
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana

For nearly thirty-five years, the house located at 1200 South Sixth Street served as home to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  In that time, the property experienced many changes and suffered a lot of wear and tear, to say the least.  Last December the house received a reprieve from an uncertain future when Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana purchased the property from Lambda Chi Alpha.  This purchase came as an effort to assist Farrington’s Grove Historical District in reclaiming this stretch of grand homes.  Historic Landmarks acquisition also avoided the purchase of the house by an out-of-town developer interested in leasing it for a high-density use. 


This photo shows the Talley House shortly after construction in 1928.  The trees are gone, but the exterior of the house is little changed over the decades. 

Homer B. Talley (1877-1935) and his wife, Carrie (1873-1951) built the house in 1928.  Mr. Talley and his two brothers, Walter and G. Edward were the prominent operators of the Talley Coal Mining Company, which controlled numerous mines in Vigo, Clay, Vermillion and Sullivan Counties.   The prominent local architectural firm of Johnson, Miller, Miller & Yeager was commissioned to design the Colonial Revival house, a popular style for the period.  Interestingly enough, this firm also designed home of Homer’s sister, Nellie Talley at 1304 South Sixth (currently the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity), also in the Colonial Revival style.
 Despite its age and some unsympathetic alterations, the exterior of the Talley House has changed little since its construction.   Most of the historic features remain intact such as the classically inspired portico and pilasters, the Palladian-style windows, the porte-cochere with upper sleeping porch and the two-story sunroom on the south end.  Most notable and perhaps unique of all may be the stone that was used to clad the exterior.  In conversations with Joan Talley Burnett, granddaughter of Homer Talley, Historic Landmarks learned that the stone is Pennsylvania fieldstone, handpicked by the Talley’s and hauled to Terre Haute by railroad boxcar.
 Unfortunately, the interior of the Talley House has not fared as well.  Much of its grandeur has been covered, abused or removed.  Some original features that have survived (though not unscathed) include much of the wood trim, the fireplaces, built-in cabinets and shelves, and the beautiful art tile of the bathrooms.  According to Ms. Burnett, her grandparents spared little expense on the interior decorations and furnishings – they traveled to Europe to furnish the house.  The front stair hall once featured hand-painted Italian scenic wallpaper and Chinese block print paper covered the dining room walls.  Following Carrie Talley’s death in 1951, the parents of Ms. Burnett, Delbert and Kitty Talley moved into the home.  Shortly after moving in, a consultant was brought in from Marshall Field’s Company in Chicago to redecorate. 
 What does the future hold for the Talley House?  Historic Landmarks has a list of projects it hopes to complete before marketing the house as a single-family residence.  Selective demolition of the inappropriate rear addition may begin as early as March and the abatement of any environmental concerns will be undertaken.  Historic Landmarks is working to secure funding for the replacement of all vinyl windows with appropriate wood windows and the repair/replacement of interior and exterior doors where necessary. With the support of the City of Terre Haute and Farrington’s Grove Historical District, the Talley House will be returned to a grand home and serve as a catalyst for further revitalization of the neighborhood. 
 Historic Landmarks Foundation’s Western Regional Office will be heading the rehabilitation effort of the Talley House.  A “Clean Out” day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2001.  Anyone wishing to volunteer and assist with this clean out can contact the Western Regional Office at 812-232-4534 or any of the Farrington’s Grove Historical District board members at the numbers listed in this newsletter.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 7:00 P.M.
FGHD ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS
CRAWFORD SCHOOL
701 SOUTH FIFTH STREET

SATURDAY, MAY 19
INAUGURAL FGHD GARDEN WALK AND TOUR
WATCH FOR DETAILS!

Times, They Have Changed
by Jackie Carrell

 Have you ever received an old fashioned Valentine?  You know the kind made from bits of lace or a doily glued onto construction paper. The cut out shape of a heart usually had a handwritten poem of “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue”, or some personal sentiment. And how about the Valentine boxes we made in school every year from shoeboxes?  Our special creations made with tissue paper and scraps would sit on our desks proudly, waiting for classmate valentines to be “mailed” to us, via the classroom appointed postman.  We would carry our valentine mailbox home, dump the valentines out, and with great anticipation look and read each one over and over. 
 I remember one special Valentine’s Day in 5th grade. I came into my classroom, and after hanging up my coat in the cloakroom, my eye immediately caught sight of a beautiful red heart-shaped box of chocolates on my desk.  My heart raced as I quickly crossed the room, trying to guess silently who would give me such a lovely box of chocolates. I found a handmade and signed card attached.  That was 41 years ago, and I still remember his name and the look of pride on his face as I turned and glanced his way in acknowledgement of the gift. It was the shyest boy in class, Mark Wagner.  I think of him every Valentine’s Day and wonder if he knows how special he made me feel that day.  I was the only girl in that class that had a beautiful box of chocolates waiting on her desk that day.  I know I thanked him, but I am sure it wasn’t a big enough thank-you to last a fond memory of 41 years.
 Today, valentines are usually store bought and have the latest trendy characters such as Disney or Poke’mon on them.   Mom usually picks them out while shopping at Kroger.  The teacher hands out a list of names in the class, and it is a school printing exercise to copy them onto the envelopes.  They aren’t always romantic and are even sometimes downright rude.  Not a whole lot of feeling or sentiment involved. Some have candy or suckers attached, an added bonus if you are lucky to receive one.  Good luck receiving a surprise on your school desk!  Fannie May is usually in expensive, assembly line, pre-boxed containers wrapped in red or pink paper. The heart shaped boxes are even more expensive, far beyond the allowance of a 5th grader.  Roses can be $50 or more a dozen! Romance nowadays is expensive!!!
 But, next year, showing her/him you care, can still be inexpensive and from the heart!  Make a batch of homemade truffles or fudge.  Don’t spend an hour trying to choose an expensive card at Hallmark.  Make one of those old fashioned Valentine mail-boxes out of a shoe box and fill it with small home-made valentines, ALL signed by YOU!  How about a romantic dinner?  Buy a red and white checked tablecloth at the dollar store and make a homemade (or bought) spaghetti dinner and serve it by candlelight, accompanied by romantic music.  Who could ask for anything more??  Old fashion sentiment from the heart and not the pocket.  I bet she/he will remember it for 41+ years! 

Old Fashion Recipe for this Issue
Chocolate Truffles
Ingredients:
 1 c. heavy whipping cream 
¼ c. unsalted butter, cut up
12 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped finely 
sifted confectioner’s sugar or unsweetened cocoa

  Heat cream in saucepan until small bubbles form around edge.  Remove from heat and add chocolate and butter, stirring until melted and smooth.  Pour mixture on clean dry cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
 Using 2 teaspoons, scoop chocolate mixture into 1-inch rounds.  Coat in confectioner’s sugar or cocoa and quickly roll into balls.  Refrigerate on cookie sheet until firm.  Coat in chopped toasted nuts, melted chocolate or white chocolate, holding with a fork or toothpick.  Refrigerate until set. 
 
 
History of the Potter-Steele-Benson House
By Richard Antonak

[Editor’s note: Richard and Chris Antonak are the current residents of 824 South Fifth Street.  In this first installment of the history of their home, Richard traces the transactions involving this land prior to the building of the house.  This is an excellent short summary of the origin of Terre Haute and of what is now the Farrington’s Grove neighborhood.]

The City of Terre Haute

On September 30, 1809, Indian Territory Governor General William Henry Harrison concluded a treaty at Fort Wayne by which Native American tribes were forced to cede 3 million acres of land along the Wabash River, including what is now Vigo County, Indiana, to the United States.  These lands were surveyed between 1814 and 1816 by William Harris and Arthur Henrie, and a public land sale was held September 13 and 14, 1816, at the District Land Office in Vincennes, Indiana Territory.  A portion of these lands were organized into a separate county and named in honor of Colonel Francis Vigo.
On October 25, 1818, a plat was recorded for Joseph Kitchell, agent of proprietors Cuthbert Bullit, Thomas Bullit, Jonathan Lindley, Abraham Markle, and Hyacinthe Lasselle, for the establishment of the city of Terre Haute, Vigo County.  The plat was bounded on the north by Eagle Street, on the east by 5th Street, on the south by Swan Street, and on the west by Water Street, running along the Wabash River, for a total of 35 blocks divided into 268 lots.  On March 15, 1819, John Owens, agent for the proprietors, filed an amended plat for Terre Haute that included five additional blocks and 40 additional lots on the south side of the original plat.  The proprietors, on September 29, 1821, registered a Deed of Trust and Authority to Convey tracts of land for the purpose of selling and conveying lots within the newly formed city.

Farrington’s Grove Neighborhood

Moses Hoggart and Robert Sturgus, Trustees of the Terre Haute Corporation, filed on May 20, 1825, a revised plat, dated October 1821, showing Section 28 that included lots 32-34 and 59-64 bounded by Oak Street on the north, 7th Street on the east, College Street on the south, and 3rd Street on the west.  This area encompasses nearly all of what was later to be known as “Farrington’s Grove.”  Although 4th, 5th, and 6th Streets are noted on this plat, they did not yet exist in this wooded area.  On April 26, 1824, Hoggart and Sturgus deeded Out Lot No. 64, containing 47.76 acres +/-, to Cuthbert Bullit of Jefferson County, Kentucky, one of the proprietors of Terre Haute, for $346.26.  Bullit willed this parcel of land to his son, William Nevil Bullit, on July 25, 1825, together with other lands and lots in Terre Haute.  The lot was later sold to James Farrington on July 21, 1831, for $384.29.
James Farrington and his wife Harriet obtained a mortgage for $2,406.87 on November 10, 1836 on Out Lot No. 64 for purposes of development of the land.  Out Lot No. 64 was subdivided by the Farringtons on March 2, 1848, to create Subdivision Lot No. 4, a parcel of land bounded on the north by Deming Street, on the east by 6th Street, on the south by Park Street, and on the west by 5th Street.  The southwest quarter (SW 1/4) of this Subdivision Lot No. 4 of Out Lot No. 64 is the lot on which the Potter-Steele-Benson House at 824 South 5th Street would eventually be erected.

SW 1/4 of Subdivision Lot No. 4

Dixson Porterfield purchased Subdivision Lot No. 4 from the Farringtons on March 2, 1848 for $1,000, and sold it on June 30, 1852 to William B. Tuell and his wife Marion for $2,500.  The warranty deed held by the Tuells stated that the owner would “keep an alley 12 feet wide through the center of the lot running north to south.”  The Tuells sold the west 1/2 of Subdivision Lot No. 4 to William E. McLean on July 1, 1852.  This parcel ran from Deming Street to Park Street and from 5th Street to the alley, “6 feet less than 1/2 of said Subdivision.”  The Tuells sold the south half of this lot to Samuel P. and Esther A. Foote for $1,200 on August 4, 1853.  The deed stated that this lot was “150 feet square +/- less 6 feet on the east side for an alley, embracing two town lots.”  According to a later survey, this parcel actually ran 147.62 feet on 5th Street (32.5 feet to the center of 5th Street) and 142.5 feet on Park Street (30 feet to the center of Park Street), for a total area of 0.516 acres.  The Footes sold the lot to George Haslet on February 27, 1856, for $1,500, who in turn sold it for $2,000 on May 2, 1864 to Samuel N. Potter who resided on the adjoining lot to the east at 823 South 6th Street.
(To be continued in next issue.)

On the Road to History
The Historic Area of Old Louisville

Living in Farrington’s Grove, you probably have an appreciation for the history and architecture found in older neighborhoods.  If you have the occasion to travel around the state, the region, or beyond, consider a visit or walking tour of a historic neighborhood at your destination.
Many people are familiar with the famous Painted Lady Victorians in San Francisco’s “Postcard Row,” or the colonial rowhouses in Philadelphia’s “Olde City.”  Closer still is the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.  But have you ever taken the time to get off the interstates and bypass routes and visit historic neighborhoods in smaller Indiana communities such as Evansville, Bloomington, and Columbus?
You may be surprised that by taking a three and a half hour drive to Louisville, Kentucky, you will have the opportunity to visit the 3rd largest historic preservation district in the United States, and its largest purely Victorian neighborhood.  Located just south of downtown — a familiar situation for Farrington’s Grove residents — the neighborhood known as Old Louisville covers approximately two square miles and contains three National Register districts.  Like many historic neighborhoods, including our own, the area went through a period of decline and neglect before revitalization efforts began in the last few decades.
The centerpiece of the district is St. James and Belgravia Courts,  which were built on the site of the Southern Exposition following its close in 1887.  These are located just south of Central Park, between 4th and 5th Streets and between Magnolia and Hill Streets. 
An illustrated tour brochure book can be obtained from the Old Louisville Information Center (502) 635-5244.  The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is located in Central Park at 1340 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40208.  The information in this article was taken from the website www.oldlouisville.com
To Get There:Take I-70 East to Exit 73A, I-465 South to Exit 54B, and I-65 South across the Ohio River into Kentucky.  Just south of downtown Louisville, exit 135 onto St Catharine West.  A left turn onto 4th Street will take you past Central Park.  Advice: Park on 4th Street near or just south of the park.  Finding a parking spot in St. James Court is harder than finding one in the north end of Farrington’s Grove!

Architectural Styles in Farrington’s Grove
By Michael Misovich
6th of a Series — Colonial and Neoclassical Revival, Part 1

Although I haven’t exhausted all the examples of Victorian houses in the Grove, this installment represents a change of direction from the previous three discussions of various Victorian styles.  As those began to fall out of favor near the turn of the 20th century, they were replaced by two general types — Foursquare/Craftsman/Prairie styles and Colonial Revival styles.  Farrington’s Grove has more of the former, which I discussed in the 1st installment of this series in the September, 1999 FGHD newsletter. 
The term Revival indicates the fact that these styles were based upon earlier styles dating back to colonial times of the 17th and 18th Centuries.  Of course, there are no examples of the originals in Farrington’s Grove — they are found predominantly on the East Coast which was the principal region of the country which was densely settled prior to 1800.  (As an aside, the earliest house in Farrington’s Grove is a revival style, but it is a Greek Revival dating to 1849.)
The first Colonial Revival homes were based upon the English prototypes of Georgian and Adam styles.  Identifying features include an accentuated front door, often with columned entry porch, sidelights, and fanlight.  The photo shows typical entrance details of the Georgian Revival house at 630 Putnam Street.  Many of these are built on a rectangular plan and are very symmetrically balanced in their window placement.  Attic dormers are common, again placed in a symmetric fashion.
Neoclassical Revival homes began to appear about the same time, initiated by the classical theme used at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  These share many of the features of Georgian and Adam Revival, such as symmetrical facades, but are distinguished by their full-height porches using classical columns.  The term neoclassical summarizes the evolution and combination of English, Greek, and other classical elements into an eclectic style.
In the Grove, the first Colonial Revival houses were built circa 1900 to 1910.  South Sixth Street contains several excellent examples at 429, 615, 902, 912, 1200, 1304, and 1320.  Others are found on South Center Street at 904, 914, 1124, and 1139. Many of these are large homes, considered grand and expensive in their time, which explains why they are not as prevalent as the more affordable Foursquares.  914 South Center Street is a one story example.The Talley House, pictured on page three, is a good example.  Pictured to the left, the Hulman House at 1327 South Sixth Street epitomizes the Neoclassical Revival style.

Items in Brief

Economic Development:  A Community Development Corporation for the Farrington’s Grove neighborhood is in the process of initiation.  Melony Sacopulos, FGHD vice president, is leading this organization.  The introductory meeting of the board of directors was held in December, 2000 with attendance by a number of business and community leaders and FGHD members Michael Misovich and Richard Antonak.  The group discussed positive attributes and challenges of Farrington’s Grove, interest in revitalization of Farrington’s Grove by the greater Terre Haute community, and ideas to incorporate in a long-range plan.  Persons interested in participating in this group should contact Melony Sacopulos at 232-5608.  Membership is open to both residents and non-residents of Farrington’s Grove, and is independent of FGHD membership.
2001 Holiday Home Tour:  The 2001 FGHD Holiday Home Tour is scheduled for early December.  Last year’s event had to be cancelled because there was not enough interest  among residents in volunteering to open their homes.  This event showcases the beauty and architecture of our neighborhood and draws visitors from the entire Terre Haute community and beyond.  Please consider helping to make it a success this year.  Contact a board member if you are interested or have questions. 
Please note that your home does not have to be grand and large.  One of the popular homes on the 1999 Tour was a Victorian cottage on South Center Street.  Visitors commented that the home was not intimidating and they could see themselves living in it. 
Also note that your home does not have to be perfectly restored on either the interior or exterior.  For example, a home with replacement siding may have an attractive interior with original moldings and fixtures.  “Old house people” are used to “seeing through” siding, painted woodwork, etc.  Some visitors are interested in seeing restoration work in progress.  When I lived in Wisconsin, I once opened my historic home for an informal tour by a family reunion group whose ancestors had owned the house during the period 1915-1950.  We were in the process of redoing the living room and had removed layers of wallpaper down to bare plaster.  Before papering in the 1930s, some of the teenage children had signed their names on the walls.  A positively moving moment occurred during the tour when a group aged in their 50s and 60s walked into that unfinished living room, and one of the women gasped, “There’s Dad’s writing!”
Corporate Memberships and Sponsors: Businesses and organizations interested in a corporate membership in FGHD may complete the membership application on the next page and indicate “Corporate Membership.”  For $50.00, corporate members receive the same benefits as $100.00 Benefactors PLUS one free advertisement (up to 1/4 page) in this newsletter.  Additional ads may be purchased or the free ad may be upgraded to a larger size at reasonable rates.  Advertising links on our web page are also available.  Contact Mike Misovich at 478-2314 for further information.

2000 FARRINGTON’S GROVE HISTORICAL DISTRICT BOARD

MIKE MISOVICH PRESIDENT / BY-LAWS REVIEW 630 PUTNAM STREET 478-2314
MELONY SACOPULOS VICE PRESIDENT 1327 SOUTH 6TH STREET 232-5608
CHRIS ANTONAK SECRETARY/TREASURER 824 SOUTH 5TH STREET 235-5333
RICHARD ANTONAK MEMBERSHIP/NEWCOMERS 824 SOUTH 5TH STREET 235-5333
JACKIE CARRELL 812 SOUTH 5TH STREET 231-1185
MICHAEL CARRELL 812 SOUTH 5TH STREET 231-1185
PETE ENGLE 1605 SOUTH 5TH STREET 232-4357
CRAIG KETNER PROGRAM/SPEAKER 824 SOUTH 4TH STREET 235-6716
HARRIET MCNEAL 825 SOUTH 7TH STREET 235-9362
ANNE LEE   823 SOUTH 5TH STREET 232-8846

YOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

A Farrington’s Grove resident need not be a Board Member or Chair to help on a committee.  More participation and commitment is always welcome and appreciated.  To get involved on a committee, please call any Board Member or Committee Chairperson.  People make a community work.


Farrington’s Grove Historical District, Inc. Membership Application

Name(s): 

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Zip Code:                                              Phone: 

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Please mail this form and check to FGHD, Inc., P.O. Box 322, Terre Haute, IN 47808

          $   100.00 2001 Benefactor Membership — Includes FGHD and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana memberships and four (4) tickets for FGHD’s Holiday Home Tour
           $    30.00 2001 Patron Membership — Includes FGHD and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana memberships and two (2) tickets for FGHD’s Holiday Home Tour
           $    15.00 2001 Membership — Includes FGHD and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana memberships
           $        .  Donation for Neighborhood Rehabilitation
           $         .  Total



WE THANK OUR MEMBERS

If your name does not appear below, your membership has lapsed.  Please renew by mail or at the March General Meeting at Crawford School.  According to FGHD By-Laws, only paid members may vote or run for director at the General Meeting.
 
 
*Antonak, Richard & Chris
Arnold, Stephen & Rebecca
Baker, Steven & Sharon
Bates, Bernard & Roberta
Barratt, William & Leslie
Behnke, Kris & James
Bridges, Martha
Bommarito, Frank & Irene
Burkett, Thomas & Anne
Carroll, Mary Ann
Engelland, Leslie
Froeb, Vivian
*Gambill & Wagner
Grissom, Willie Mae
Hannum, Ned & Mary
Hawkins, Timothy & Margaret
Hews, Diana
Ingram, Joan
Ketner, Craig
Kleiner, Elaine
Lee, Anne
Lewis, David
Lewis, Plexanne & Jordan
Lugar, Joe & Robyn
Manson, Joseph & Carolyn
McCauley, Dorothy
McEntire, Nancy
Misovich, Michael & Aimee
Misovich, John
Muttersbaugh,  Michael & Connie
Mullican, Jim & Judy
Nation, Todd
Osmon, William & Sedonya
Perkins, David
Robertson, Mabel
Robson, John & Elizabeth
Rogers, Virginia
*Sacopulos, Peter & Melony
Simmons, Brenda
Simmons, Doris
Walter, Lillian
Weixlmann, Joseph & Sharon
Wilson, Barbara
Wilson, Donald

*Benefactor