Thursday, April 28, 2011

Disappearing Muncie: Our Lost Heritage Exhibit

Disappearing Muncie: Our Lost Heritage illustrates the changes in Muncie`s downtown during the first half of the twentieth century. During its peak, downtown was vibrant and bustling with many multi-storied structures, an illustrious courthouse, hotels, and several movie theaters. However, decades of structural decay and an increased need for more parking led many of these structures, including the Delaware County Courthouse, to be demolished.


Richard Greene, Ball State University Archives and Special Collections

The exhibit was made possible by resources from the Ball State University Archives and Special Collections and the Drawings and Documents Archives. Photographs from the W. A. Swift, Spurgeon-Greene, and Otto Sellers collections will be on display, as well as architectural drawings, ephemera, and newspaper articles. For more information on this exhibit, please contact Archives and Special Collections at (765) 285-5078.

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