Indiana Landmarks Award - 2011
Professor Emeritus Dick Grace and his wife, Connie, have received the 2011 Mid-Century Modern Stewardship Award from the Indiana Modern Committee of Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis. Dick and Connie have lived in a Post-and-Beam Indiana Modern in West Lafayette since 1980. Their house was designed by Robert J. Smith, Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana. The Graces were cited for their stewardship of the original design and construction of the house which was built in 1958.
Dick and Connie Grace live at 2175 Tecumseh Park Lane, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Dick and Connie said, “We continuously maintain the original integrity of the house – its original design and construction details – in every way possible. We have enjoyed being stewards of our Robert Smith house for over thirty-one years, and we hope to live here for many more years to come.”
Indiana Landmarks, created in 1960, is the largest private statewide preservation group in the United States. Indiana Landmarks is headquartered in Indianapolis with nine regional offices throughout the state. Their primary mission is to revitalize communities, reconnect to our Hoosier heritage, and save meaningful places.
The award was presented at the Miller House Symposium on May 20, 2011. The event was held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.