Help Us Save Historic Properties
in Bloomington and Monroe County


BRI is a private, non-profit member-based organization dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture and old neighborhoods in Bloomington and Monroe County. Our mission is to strengthen communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and to develop and promote affordable housing.


Let’s Save It!


FACTS ABOUT US

What programs does BRI have to save historic houses?

BRI has two main programs to save historic properties. First is the Endangered Historic Properties Program, which is designed to rescue historic homes and buildings in Bloomington and Monroe County by finding new owners who will renovate them and restore them to their original condition. Second is the Affordable Housing Program, which renovates older homes (or builds new homes in old neighborhoods) and then sells those homes to families who qualify for affordable housing.

How can I donate to your cause?

We welcome you to join us as a member so that you can enjoy all the benefits of being part of the BRI community. Membership is annual and renews in February. We also welcome your donation to our Investing in the Future Program, which you can help throughout the year.

How can I volunteer to help BRI?

We have special volunteer opportunities several times during the year. Our annual member meeting in February, and our Historic Home Tour in October, are both wonderful ways to meet others who are dedicated to historic preservation in Bloomington and Monroe County. There are also several volunteer opportunities as a docent or garden volunteer at our Hinkle-Garton Farmstead.

Where are your offices located?

Our offices are located at our Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. The address is 2920 East 10th Street in Bloomington.

What is the best way to contact you?

Please call us at our office phone, 812.336.0909, or send us an email at bri@bloomingtonrestorations.org.

OUR GOALS AND EXPERTISE

Our goals are to save as many historic homes as we can in Bloomington and Monroe County, and to develop strong affordable housing programs in Monroe County. We are also dedicated to the restoration of the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead.

Historic Home Saves
75%

Affordable Housing Programs
80%

Farmstead Restoration
80%

Our Mission

Founded in 1976, Bloomington Restorations, Inc. is dedicated to strengthening communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and to develop and promote affordable housing.

BRI has a long and rich history in Bloomington and Monroe County, with a dedicated staff and board of directors who are committed to preserving our local history and heritage.

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