Richmond Columbian Properties
Richmond Columbian Properties is a 501 C3 not-for-profit organization that owns the 1885 William G. Scott House and Event Center. It is located at 204 North Tenth Street in the Starr National Register Historic District in Richmond, Indiana. Its mission is to promote education and advocacy for neighborhood and community reinvestment. Utilizing the Scott House Center for education, community and private events raises awareness of the importance of preserving significant buildings and neighborhoods.
The center offers programs to help inform our community and others in the region about how reinvestment successfully works. Our major event is an annual summer conference dealing with quality of life and character issues affecting cities today. The them of our conference is Quality of Place.
Richmond Columbian Properties is partnered with Indiana Landmarks, the City of Richmond, Indiana, Richmond Urban Enterprise Association, Richmond Art Museum, Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau, the Wayne County Foundation, and several other related groups. Part of our goal is to bring people and information together to find solutions to problems many cities are facing with declining population, deteriorating buildings, and a poor economy. Only through cooperation will the solutions be found to these issues.
In addition to the annual conference Richmond Columbian Properties has sponsored other educational events such as theme dinners, walking tours, of historic North Tenth Street, Victorian Teas, and lectures. Partnering with the Richmond art Museum and Richmond Community Schools a student photographic art exhibit was held at the Scott House. Another project was done with Northeaster Wayne Schools where architectural and decorative details of the Scott House were photographed and are on permanent display. The Indiana State Historical Society displayed traveling exhibits of Indiana heritage. Several brochures and tour maps for walking and biking are available, were prepared and published by the organization. Richmond Columbian Properties will continue to plan future educational programming to encourage neighborhood preservation and community investment.
Facilities Rental The Scott House and Event Center has different spaces available that can accomodate both large and small events. The banquet hall (handicapped accessible) can seat up to 250 people for wedding receptions, parties, and meetings. The club room is also available and can serve up to 50 people. The Scott House can provide space for another 50 people. Both of these spaces can be combined for a larger event' or the entire building can be rented. Contact Mike Klingman at 765/966-4852 or 415/298-9410 for further rental information. email: info@richmond columbianproperties.org
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