Delphi Preservation Society Timeline...
Preserving the Architectural and Cultural Heritage of Delphi and the Surrounding Area Since 1994.
Here are some highlights from our first 20 years!
|1994||Delphi Preservation Society founded.|
|1996||2/3 Assion-Ruffing City Hall building purchased.|
|1998||Delphi City Hall & Opera House listed on National Register of Historic Places; Baum-Shaeffer Farm listed on National Register of Historic Places (NR).|
|2000||Historic Preservation Fund grant to stabilize opera house roof truss; Opera House Feasibility Study|
|2002||Deer Creek Valley Rural Historic District listed on NR of Historic Places|
|2003||Carrollton Bridge listed on NR of Historic Places; Carroll County Courthouse listed on NR of Historic Places|
|2005||Tonsil Klackers first to perform in opera house since theater closed in 1914! Opera House Task force forms.|
|2006||Structural Analysis performed of Delphi Opera House|
|2007||Remaining 1/3 of opera house building purchased; Historic Preservation Fund grant for facade restoration.|
|2008||KJG Architecture prepares Preliminary Design Schematics for DOH restoration|
|2009||Decorative Arts Analysis funded by Jeffris Family Foundation and NCHS/TAF; DPS establishes the Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art|
|2010||Delphi Courthouse Square Historic District listed on NR of Historic Places; Delphi published through Arcadia Publishing; Historic Preservation Fund grant to replace the roof on the Delphi Opera House.|
|2011||DPS purchases the Crosby Hotel|
|2012||DPS works with City of Delphi on Stellar Community application; Delphi selected as Stellar Community with DOH as centerpiece; DPS receives $200K challenge grant -- Jeffris Family Foundation, Janesville, WI; Delphi Opera House capital campaign launched; Young family donates building at 117-119 E. Main Street to DPS.|
|2013||Former Delphi United Methodist Church donated to DPS by Trustees;|
|2014||Delphi Opera House construction gets underway; Former Methodist church nominated to National Register; Jeffris Family Foundation Challenge met; Groundbreaking ceremony for the Delphi Opera House!|
|2015||Grand reopening of the restored Delphi Opera House in October with Grand Celebration Ball.|