FCL is an official affiliate of Indiana Landmarks. For extensive information on historic preservation across the state of Indiana go to IndianaLandmarks.org
Fountain County Landmarks is a non-profit organization. FCL was founded in 1988 by a group of Fountain County citizens eager to preserve, recognize and document our places of architectural and historic significance.
There is an active group of members eager to make our communities' landmarks shine. Our group typically meets once a month in Attica at the Old Library (101 South Brady Street) and at Gem Loctions throughout our county.
Our officers are: Dennis Kovar, President
Bob Sheperd, Vice President Paula Clark, Secretary
Cindy Mason, TreasurerIf you are interested in connecting with the officers or becoming a member, please send an email with your mailing address to: email@example.com Or call Melinda Shepherd at 765/764.4393.
Our goals include the following: Lead and assist individuals, organizations and communities in preserving and adapting Fountain County’s endangered landmarks.
Educate the public, restore buildings, advocate preservation and provide financial support for preservation efforts.
Enrich our contemporary life with our valuable historic structures.
Seek to leave a legacy of landmarks for our children and future generations.
In addition, we do number of events throughout the year to enjoy several of the historic gems in our County.
Cottrell Village is one of the original reasons FCL was founded. The initial group agreed to manage the Old Church. Events are held at the Old Church throughout the year including: weddings, special services, programs etc.
The following is a list of a few things FCL members have done and continue to do: Tours third grade students from Attica Elementary, on an annual basis through Cottrell Village. Contributed matching funds from Historic Landmarks of Indiana and hired an architect to write a feasibility study of the Armory in Attica, which will assist prospective buyers. The armory is a registered historic landmark.
Gave matching grants of $2000 or $1000 to five historic communities in Fountain County for streetscape improvements- 2007.
Compiled pictures and the history of outstanding architectural styles in a book: ARCHITECTURAL STYLES OF FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Significant 19th and 20th Century Houses, copies of which are in all Fountain County libraries and available to purchase through FCL.
Designed brochures, FOUNTAIN COUNTY On the banks of the Wabash, Cottrell Village, which were developed for visitors and to promote our historic communities.
Financially helped support the Fountain County Clerk's Building in Covington.
Conducts tours by appointment of Cottrell Village. Members are docents for these tours. Docents & junior docents are trained by the organization.
Maintains the wedding schedule for couples to be married and renew their vows in the Old Church, Cottrell Village.
Arranges courses on preservation, meetings with guest lecturers and visits to historic buildings. These meetings are often open to the public and always open to the members.
Maintains the annual expenditures of the Old Library, Attica and the surrounding grounds (FCL owns the Old Library and grounds, 101 South Brady Street, Attica).
Developing and maintaining a web site: FountainCountyLandmarks.org
Awards plaques to recognize the restoration efforts of our citizens preserving landmarks in Fountain County, Indiana. Fund raising is necessary. Our members work hard planning our traditional events, including the Galas, Garden & Art Walks and other various fundraisers. Fountain County Landmarks is an official affiliate of Indiana Landmarks. Please take the time to review their extensive website. They offer our group great support.
We are a non-profit organization which fights to defend architecturally unique, historically significant, communally cherished properties. We help to rescue them, we help to rehabilitate them and we help to give them new purpose. We want to save our state's shared history and bring new life to the communities in Indiana and specifically, Fountain County.
A legacy of landmarks
Why save historic places? Because today, historic preservation is much more about the future than the past. We believe saving landmarks enhances our quality of life and makes our communities attractive and meaningful places to live, work, and build a future for those who will come after us.
Indiana Landmarks offers a number of resources to help individuals, organizations, and communities preserve, restore, and enjoy historic places.
Advice on tax credits for preservation.
Technical assistance and advocacy.
About Fountain County Landmarks