Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives

Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives The Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives collects and preserves materials related to Bartholomew County, Indiana's built environment.
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Are you a high school student in Bartholomew County? Are you inspired by historic landmarks that make our county a speci...
01/21/2020

Are you a high school student in Bartholomew County? Are you inspired by historic landmarks that make our county a special place to live? We have an art assignment for you! Create a one-of-kind work of art that visually represents what “Love Your History” means to you and win a chance to exhibit your work at The Inn at Irwin Gardens.

Students selected to exhibit work will be entered into an art contest with cash awards.
For more information, use the link in @artsincolumbus bio.
#artsincolumbus #columbusin #lovewhereyoulive #loveyourhistory @mybcpl @artsincolumbus @bartholomewhistory #lincolncentralneighborhoodfamilycenter

Calling all YOUTH ARTISTS! Submit an artwork for the Inn at Irwin Garden's "Loving History." Deadline is January 31.
01/21/2020

Calling all YOUTH ARTISTS! Submit an artwork for the Inn at Irwin Garden's "Loving History." Deadline is January 31.

Calling all YOUTH ARTISTS! The submission deadline for the Inn at Irwin Gardens "Love Your History" is January 31!

Are you inspired by historic landmarks that make Columbus a special place to live? We have an art assignment for you! Create a one-of-a-kind work of art that visually represents what “Love Your History” means to you and win a chance to exhibit your work at The Inn at Irwin Gardens. Students selected to exhibit work will be entered into an art contest with cash awards.

Check out our website for the submission entry form and more information:https://c814fd96-25f7-41a8-a406-978cafc77041.filesusr.com/ugd/54051c_e0568f2ab8fd4c3a9f62fae8d9bd370f.pdf

Image credit to Laura Latham, a youth artist in Columbus!

Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives
10/28/2019

Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives

Today’s the Day!!! Come down to the library and help us celebrate Cleo Rogers Day by sewing a tiny Cleo Rogers Doll! We ...
10/16/2019

Today’s the Day!!! Come down to the library and help us celebrate Cleo Rogers Day by sewing a tiny Cleo Rogers Doll! We have historic preservationist Sarah Marsom in the Red Room from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm leading the workshop. No previous sewing experience needed. Project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Columbus Area Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

@sarahmarsom #mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana #cleorogers

Stop in and make your own Tiny Cleo Rogers doll with educator and historic preservationist Sarah Marsom, October 16, fro...
10/14/2019

Stop in and make your own Tiny Cleo Rogers doll with educator and historic preservationist Sarah Marsom, October 16, from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We will be celebrating the dedication of Cleo Rogers Day with a series of activities and a proclamation
from Mayor Jim Lienhoop at 6:00 pm.

No previous sewing experience needed. Project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Columbus Area Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

@sarahmarsom #mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana #cleorogers

Learn about the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library’s history, architectural design, and the library's service to the community...
09/30/2019

Learn about the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library’s history, architectural design, and the library's service to the community over the past 50 years! Join us Thursday, October 3, for an event that begins with a viewing of the exhibition at the Bartholomew County Library's Main Branch at 5:30 pm, immediately followed by a reception and brief presentation at the Columbus Area Visitors Center at 6:00 pm.

#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana @visitcolumbusin @laa_office @cmad_art @mybcpl

Explore the libraries of Bartholomew County from 1899 to 1969 through historic photos, newspaper clippings, documents, a...
09/13/2019

Explore the libraries of Bartholomew County from 1899 to 1969 through historic photos, newspaper clippings, documents, and artifacts. The exhibit opens Today at the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library.
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#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana

We love it when designers and artists use our collection materials to inspire new work. The 411 Gallery is getting ready...
09/11/2019

We love it when designers and artists use our collection materials to inspire new work. The 411 Gallery is getting ready to celebrate their Fall Reception, Thursday, September 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate three community projects with work from the @columbusarchives @broohaw and @laa_office
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#Food #Music #Photos #Fun!! #columbusindiana #deaignarchives @artsincolumbus @411gallery

Bartholomew County Public Library
09/09/2019

Bartholomew County Public Library

Columbus native Cleo Rogers served as the director of the Bartholomew County Public Library from 1936 to 1964. Her dedication and impact on our community lives on today. “Respectfully submitted, Cleo Rogers” is a newly installed exhibition that explores the life of this extraordinary women.
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Join us for a fun reception party at the @411gallery Thursday, September 12 from 5:00-7:00pm
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@artsincolumbus @columbusarchives @broohaw #columbusindiana #publicart #fallreception #party #cleoturns50

Expanding on LAA Office’s recent research for the #cleoturns50 exhibition, “Learning Patterns” reinterprets historical d...
09/05/2019

Expanding on LAA Office’s recent research for the #cleoturns50 exhibition, “Learning Patterns” reinterprets historical diagrams used for organizing the library’s furniture layouts. Join us for a fun reception party at the 411 gallery with food, music, and a photo booth in front of the newly constructed mural! Thursday, September 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm
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Columbus Area Arts Council Columbus Museum of Art & Design Bartholomew County Public Library @laa_office #columbusindiana #publicart #fallreception #party #designarchives

the countdown has begun!
08/28/2019

the countdown has begun!

Mark your calendars for October 16 when we celebrate 50 years of library service at the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library with a party on the plaza. (Watch this space for more details.)

Join the countdown with our 50 fabulous things to do at the library! Every day we'll post something you can do.

#cleoturns50

In total, there are over 6,000 ceiling coffers visible throughout the library! Ancient Greece and Rome used this archite...
08/19/2019

In total, there are over 6,000 ceiling coffers visible throughout the library! Ancient Greece and Rome used this architectural technique to reduce the weight of stone ceilings and add visual depth to a surface.

#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana @ Cleo Rogers Memorial Library

The library’s ceiling is made of cast-in-place concrete coffers that measure 30 inches square in plan. Workers from Dunl...
08/08/2019

The library’s ceiling is made of cast-in-place concrete coffers that measure 30 inches square in plan. Workers from Dunlap & Co. prepared the molds using steel reinforcement and concrete.

Photo by I.M. Pei & Partners
#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana
#designarchives

A few analysis drawings by @laa_office for the new “Cleo Turns 50” exhibit. You can visit the exhibition during regular ...
07/27/2019

A few analysis drawings by @laa_office for the new “Cleo Turns 50” exhibit. You can visit the exhibition during regular library hours. Stop by this afternoon and stick around for Henry Moore’s Birthday Party starting at 6 pm on the Library Plaza.
#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana
@ Cleo Rogers Memorial Library

We are so excited for tomorrow’s soft opening of the #cleoturns50 exhibition! Stop by @mybcpl and check it anytime durin...
07/27/2019

We are so excited for tomorrow’s soft opening of the #cleoturns50 exhibition! Stop by @mybcpl and check it anytime during regular library hours!

#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #columbusindiana #designarchives

Bartholomew County Public Library
07/27/2019

Bartholomew County Public Library

Learn about sculptor Henry Moore and his Large Arch with a pop-up exhibit. Have fun with an all-ages art activity from local sculptor Robert Michael Pulley. July 27th on the Library Plaza from 6-7:30pm. Thanks to the Columbus Area Arts Council for supporting this event!
#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #largearch #henrymoore #birthdaycelebration

Bartholomew County Public Library
07/25/2019
Bartholomew County Public Library

Bartholomew County Public Library

Visit us on Saturday to view this wonderful exhibit and for a fun party. Chat with Tricia Gilson, Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, and others about our building and Cleo Rogers!

For the “Cleo Turns 50” exhibit, LAA Office and the library are using digital technology to construct a portion of the C...
07/22/2019

For the “Cleo Turns 50” exhibit, LAA Office and the library are using digital technology to construct a portion of the Cleo Rogers Memorial library. The model will be on display in the library’s gallery July 27, 2019.
#columbusindiana #mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #cncrouting #3dprinting #exhibition #designarchives @ Cleo Rogers Memorial Library

A sneak peak into an upcoming exhibition at the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library. The exhibit lays out the building’s histor...
07/20/2019

A sneak peak into an upcoming exhibition at the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library. The exhibit lays out the building’s history, analyzes its architectural design, and explores the library’s service to the community. Opening July 27, 2019.
@laaoffice #mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #cncrouting #3dprinting #exhibition

Six bookmarks celebrating the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library are now available. Come check out a book and collect them all...
07/18/2019

Six bookmarks celebrating the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library are now available. Come check out a book and collect them all!
#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #bookmarks #columbusindiana

Join us this Saturday at the Cleo Rogers Bartholomew County Public Library for a SCANATHON event! We want you to share a...
07/11/2019

Join us this Saturday at the Cleo Rogers Bartholomew County Public Library for a SCANATHON event! We want you to share a library-related memory with us. Bring photos, slides, and documents, and we will help you scan them. If you have a memory to share, take a seat in our recording studio and we will film you live! The event will take place downstairs in the Digital Underground from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
#mybcpl #cleoturns50 #columbusarchives #scanathon @ Cleo Rogers Memorial Library

We are saddened to hear that I.M. Pei has died. Pei’s beautiful Cleo Rogers Memorial Library is a gift to our community....
05/16/2019

We are saddened to hear that I.M. Pei has died. Pei’s beautiful Cleo Rogers Memorial Library is a gift to our community. #IMPei

Buttons! Stop by the library plaza on Saturday, April 13 between noon and 4 to get yours. While you’re there, share a me...
04/12/2019

Buttons! Stop by the library plaza on Saturday, April 13 between noon and 4 to get yours. While you’re there, share a memory about the library.
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We’re celebrating 50 years of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library building. #cleothurns50 #columbusindiana
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Buttons designed by our friends @laa_office

Materials study for exhibit celebrating 50th anniversary of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, the main branch of the Bar...
03/18/2019

Materials study for exhibit celebrating 50th anniversary of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, the main branch of the Bartholomew County Public Library Bartholomew County Public Library
I.M. Pei & Partners, 1969
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#cleoturns50 #columbusindiana #designarchives

Kevin Roche’s Cummins Corporate Office Building (1984). RIP. #columbusindiana  @ Cummins Corporate Office Building
03/03/2019

Kevin Roche’s Cummins Corporate Office Building (1984). RIP. #columbusindiana @ Cummins Corporate Office Building

Models! We’re showing off three of our architectural models at the library. Stop by to see Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer’s COHA...
02/27/2019

Models! We’re showing off three of our architectural models at the library. Stop by to see Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer’s COHA building (1973), Roche Dinkeloo’s Cummins Corporate Office Building (1984), and Cesar Pelli’s Commons (1973). #columbusindiana #designarchives @ Bartholomew County Public Library

Stop by if you're in the neighborhood!
12/18/2018
Take peek at library’s architectural archives

Stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

As 2018 draws to a close, I am reflecting the transformations this year brought to the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. Although the architectural archives has had an office in the library’s main branch since the building was completed in 1969, it officially became a department of the libr...

Happy holidays from the archives! Alexander Girard and his wife Susan sent out this Christmas card in 1974. The original...
12/17/2018

Happy holidays from the archives! Alexander Girard and his wife Susan sent out this Christmas card in 1974. The original ceramic angel by Teodora Blanco was exhibited at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, now the permanent home of Girard's Folk Art collection. See more of Girard's correspondence, personal and professional, at our online exhibit (link in bio)! .
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This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.
#DesignArchives #301WashingtonCollection #alexandergirard #girard #folkart #angel

Thanks to Columbus magazine and The Republic newspaper for highlighting the work and resources of the archives.
10/18/2018
Columbus Magazine inside today’s edition

Thanks to Columbus magazine and The Republic newspaper for highlighting the work and resources of the archives.

Get to know Tricia Gilson, archivist and curator at Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. She is featured in the October issue of Columbus magazine.Also get a taste of some spooky treats offered by local bakeries and find out how Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center creates a safe and carin...

We're so sorry to hear of the passing of Robert Venturi. His most famous project in Columbus, Indiana, is the iconic Fir...
09/20/2018

We're so sorry to hear of the passing of Robert Venturi. His most famous project in Columbus, Indiana, is the iconic Fire Station No. 4 (1968), but we also love his unbuilt project known locally as "Crayola City" (1992). These images show how Venturi planned to bring Venturi Scott Brown and Associates' signature color and whimsy to Columbus' "Front Door," the approach to town on State Road 46.

We can't stop thinking about Paul Rand! Best known in Columbus for his work with Cummins and that "Dancing C" motif we s...
08/16/2018

We can't stop thinking about Paul Rand! Best known in Columbus for his work with Cummins and that "Dancing C" motif we shared yesterday, Rand also designed a graphic identity for Tipton Lakes, a residential community on the west side of Columbus. The distinctive ducks were intended to adorn everything from street signs to stationery, according to the brand book and layouts in CIAA's collection.
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#DesignArchives #ColumbusIndiana #PaulRand

It's Paul Rand's birthday! In 1974, Rand designed a book titled "Columbus Indiana: A Look at Architecture," its cover st...
08/15/2018

It's Paul Rand's birthday! In 1974, Rand designed a book titled "Columbus Indiana: A Look at Architecture," its cover strewn with Cs. For these later editions of the book (1980-1998), Rand explored variations on the theme. The "Dancing C" motif became a beloved symbol of Columbus, and has recently been revived for a community-wide design scheme by Rick Valicenti and Bud Rodecker of Thirst. Happy birthday, Paul Rand!
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#DesignArchives #ColumbusIndiana
#PaulRand

A sketch of the Visitors Center kitchen by local architect Todd Williams. We ❤️ his 👨‍🍳.
08/01/2018

A sketch of the Visitors Center kitchen by local architect Todd Williams. We ❤️ his 👨‍🍳.

👁 💚 U MOORE!Happy Birthday Henry Moore! Born #otd in 1898. A timeline of events in Henry Moore’s life wrapping around hi...
07/30/2018

👁 💚 U MOORE!
Happy Birthday Henry Moore! Born #otd in 1898.
A timeline of events in Henry Moore’s life wrapping around his Large Arch on the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library plaza.
Thanks to David Newman-Stump for creating the timeline’s outline, to Bob Anderson of Stillframes Photography & Fine Art Printing for the aerial photo, to Philip Foiles for the music, and to Bartholomew County Public Library and Columbus Area Arts Council for throwing a great birthday party with us.
#ColumbusIndiana
#DesignArchives

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