Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Cardinal Ritter Birthplace - blight removal

The before and after photographs are impressive. The first shot is from about 4 years ago. The second from last week.
It's hard to believe it's the same home - the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace - at 13th and Oak Street. Progress has been admittedly slow. But you can help speed it up by opening up the check book a little. Read all about the project at the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation website. Click on the "contact us" tab for donation information.
The Mission - taken from the Foundation website: "The Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation aims to renovate the highly endangered birthplace and childhood home of Cardinal Joseph Elmer Ritter in New Albany, Indiana."
"...to develop the Ritter house into a dynamic community center that can provide a range of social services to residents both within the immediate neighborhood and the greater community."
"Funds are being sought to stabilize and restore the exterior of this landmark property to ensure its survival. Additional funds are also sought to ensure the building's future."

1 comment:

Ceece said...

there are some petunias that live at the CR house now. :-)