Swope honors legacy of Terre Haute architectural agency; reception Friday – Terre Haute Tribune Star (weblog)
The Swope Artwork Museum concludes its 75th 12 months with an exhibition that honors the design legacy of Miller & Yeager, the architects who designed the Swope Block’s second flooring when the Museum started in 1942 because the Sheldon Swope Artwork Gallery.
The Swope has partnered with Indiana Landmarks and Ball State College on this exhibition of drawings and historic images from the Miller & Yeager architectural agency. The exhibition has been made doable by Bishop Options with extra help from Wagner, Crawford, Gambill & Jungers Legislation Workplace; CRMH Structure + Business Interiors and Sundown Harbor, Inc. The Swope additionally receives working help from Arts Illiana, by the Indiana Arts Fee and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts.
As one of a very powerful Terre Haute architectural corporations within the 20th century, Miller & Yeager designed many public, industrial and residential buildings in the neighborhood. “Freezing a Second of Time: The Architectural Drawings of Miller & Yeager” might be on show Nov. three by Dec. 31. The exhibition’s title comes from a 1981 Vigo County Oral Historical past Mission interview with Ewing H. Miller II. When requested how he would outline structure, Miller replied, “…it’s as if you freeze a second of time…they [buildings] replicate all of the forces which might be on society at a given time…”
Now mostly often known as Miller & Yeager, the architectural agency went by a number of identify modifications over the many years. It originated when MacMillan “Mac” Johnson, a local of Brazil and MIT-graduate, established a observe in his hometown in 1910. Terre Haute native Warren Miller joined Johnson the next 12 months, and by 1912 the agency of Johnson & Miller was established. By way of the arrival and departure of principals, the agency grew to become Johnson, Miller, Miller & Yeager through the 1920s, and by the late 1960s was often known as Miller & Associates.
The agency’s portfolio contains many Terre Haute landmarks, together with the Residents Belief Firm Constructing (town’s first skyscraper, now often known as the Sycamore Constructing), the Rea Park Clubhouse, Woodrow Wilson Junior Excessive Faculty, the U.S. Federal Constructing & Publish Workplace (now the house of Indiana State College’s Scott Faculty of Enterprise), Terre Haute Metropolis Corridor and the Terre Haute Mutual Financial savings Affiliation Constructing, which serves as Indiana Landmarks’ Western Regional Workplace.
Along with its civic commissions, the agency designed quite a few grand houses alongside Terre Haute’s Ohio Boulevard and a number of other Revival-model homes within the Edgewood Grove neighborhood. The Worldwide-model Dr. Omar Alexander Home within the Shrine Hill neighborhood is an uncommon residential instance of the agency’s work.
In 1955, Warren Miller’s nephew Ewing Miller II joined the agency, and over the subsequent twenty years the architects added a number of distinguished trendy buildings to the agency’s roster, together with Indiana State College (ISU) Residence Economics Constructing (1955), the American Purple Cross-Wabash Valley Chapter Constructing (1964), Honey Creek Procuring Middle (1967) and plenty of of ISU’s dormitories – together with the demolished Statesmen Towers (1969). By the point it was acquired within the 1980s by HNTB — an structure, engineering and building administration firm — the agency had established a legacy of refined excessive-model designs within the Wabash Valley.
A public opening reception for the exhibition might be Friday from 5 to eight pm throughout Downtown Terre Haute’s First Friday. Architect Ewing Miller II might be in attendance. Piano music through the night might be offered by John Spicknall. Gentle refreshments and a money bar might be offered. Admission to the reception and the Museum is free.