Congratulations to all of the Ball State University Historic Preservation students who worked on the proposal to save the 20th Century Flats apartment building in Muncie. I know they really worked hard on the project because they spent a lot of time in the Archives researching the building and its surroundings before passionately delivering their proposal for renovation to the city.
The happy ending to the story arrived last night at the opening reception for the completely renovated building. Thankfully they displayed a monitor with a slide show of photographs documenting the restoration work. It's impossible to overemphasize how bad the conditions were in the building, so this rehab is truly a Cinderella story. You can read more about this fantastic success in the Muncie Star Press.