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Madison's Moveable Feast
Indiana Landmarks dinner will feature three private historic sites
Courier Staff Report
Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:00 AM
Fairmount House (Submitted photo)
Indiana Landmarks will host its Moveable Feast dinner next weekend at three private historic sites in Madison.
The event is from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 26, and will tour the Fairmount House, Clearinghouse building and Alcorn, Goering & Sage law office. The event will include appetizers, dinner and dessert.
The event costs $50 per person or $35 for Indiana Landmarks members. Reservations are required at http://madisonfeast-es2.eventbrite.com.
The Moveable Feast begins with a 4 p.m. guided stroll through Fairmount Cemetery, the final resting place of the founder of Madison, an Indiana governor, the daughter of a famous confederate spy and other individuals who played a role in Madison's history.
Appetizers will be served at 5 p.m. on the front terrace of Fairmount House. The Victorian-era home was designed by Boston architect George Rand and constructed in approximately 1871 and 1872.
Guests at the event may tour the entire house.
Dinner will follow at the Clearinghouse, a one-stop service center for nonprofit groups. The Art Moderne building was constructed in 1945-46 for the Irwin Motor Company. Over the years, it has housed a number of businesses, including a farmers supply store and several auto parts companies.
The evening concludes with dessert at Alcorn, Goering & Sage, a law firm that renovated a vacant and deteriorated factory building, overseen by architect Rod Sidley.
The project was awarded First Place for adaptive reuse by the American Bar Association in 1997, and was awarded Indiana Main Street's top preservation award in 1998.
For more information on Indiana Landmarks visit www.indianalandmarks.org.
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