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Plaque Structures

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 250 plaques have been awarded, and more are awarded every year.


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.


Anyone can pick up an application at the Wabash Valley Trust's office or it may be downloaded here as a PDF file. A Wabash Valley Trust committee evaluates the plaque applications. To be eligible, a structure should meet the following criteria:

1. The building is at least 50 years old, as stipulated by the National Preservation Act of 1966.


2. The building is architecturally or historically significant. The building may be:

  • a notable example of a specific architectural style or period

  • architecturally unique or distinctive

  • associated with a major event or person


3. The building is well-maintained by its current owner and is in structurally good condition.


4. The historic character of the building has been retained and preserved; the building is largely unchanged from its original appearance.


5. Additions, updates, or alterations to the building are in keeping with the original style, or are acceptably compatible.