THE WABASH VALLEY TRUST PLAQUE PROGRAM
Our plaque program recognizes this region's outstanding historic architecture and those people in our community who lovingly restore and maintain these treasures. Since the program's creation in 1989, over 200 plaques have been awarded and more are awarded every May.
The purpose of the Wabash Valley Trust's plaque program is to recognize architecturally significant buildings through the evaluation of their restoration, preservation, and historic integrity. Today, buildings that display the Wabash Valley Trust plaque stand as a visible sign of support for historic preservation in our region. Each serves as a point of community pride and as an inspiration to restore other buildings.
HOW TO RECEIVE A WABASH VALLEY TRUST PLAQUE
Anyone can pick up an application at the Wabash Valley Trust's office or it may be downloaded here as a PDF file. A Trust committee evaluates the plaque applications. To be eligible, the properties should be more than 50 years old, have a high degree of historic integrity, and be listed in the Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory: Tippecanoe Country Interim Report. The property must also be restored according to a local interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.