Friday, April 26, 2013

Muncie Moderne: The T. G. Wilkinson House

Muncie's Wilkinson House, designed by Indianapolis architect Leslie Ayres, was recently featured in an article that appears in the spring issue of Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine. Written by J.P. Hall, Eastern Regional Director at Indiana Landmarks, the article discusses the building's history, describes the interior and exterior, and chronicles the house's recent experience being on Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered List last year to being well-loved by its current owner, Jeff McCoy.
The article includes historic, black-and-white photographs that will likely be familiar to readers of this blog, as they belong in the collection and have appeared here as recently as last summer when the house was facing foreclosure. These photographs were taken in 1936, shortly after the house was built and decorated, and show the unabashed elegance of the space. Current color photographs also accompany the article and those depict the exterior, as well as some of the outstanding interior details that remain in the house today.

With many thanks to J. P. Hall and the Chicago Art Deco Society for authorizing permission to reprint the article and magazine cover on our blog.