Peters Margedant House at UE awarded 2019 Servaas Memorial Award


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Peters Margedant House at the University of Evansville has been awarded the 2019 Servaas Memorial Award for serving youth through preservation and history.

According to the Indiana Landmark’s website, the Servaas Award recognizes outstanding achievements in historic preservation. It’s also awarded to programs that engage young people in preserving or elevating their appreciation of landmarks, including programs that have an ongoing impact.

In 2014, the Peters-Margedant House was listed on Indiana’s Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list, which led to the formation of the Friends and a plan to move the home for use as a learning lab at UE.

Now restored, the house hosts regular guided tours.

The 552-square-foot Peters-Margedant House was designed and built in 1934 by William Wesley Peters, a one-time student at Evansville College and MIT. Peters went on to be the first apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and became the great architect’s right-hand man, working on such structures as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

If you’re interested in the Peters-Margedant House, you can visit campus for a tour. Upcoming open house dates include Sept. 21st and 28th and Oct. 19th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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(This story was originally published on September 17, 2019)

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