In 1993, Indiana Landmarks placed the Century of Progress houses on the “Ten Most Endangered Sites in Indiana” list. Indiana Landsmarks, a not-for-profit organization, is the largest statewide preservation group in the United States. Their mission is to save, protect, and restore places of historical and architectural significance.
To fulfill our respective missions, and to ensure the long-term preservation of the Century of Progress houses, Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Landmarks entered into a partnership in 1996 to protect and maintain the houses through a residential leasing program. Indiana Landmarks subleases the houses to families who have previous experience in historic preservation and who can show the financial capability to complete the projects. The rehabilitation of the houses must be completed following the Secretary of the Interior’s standards.
Last updated: March 19, 2020