Shelter recognized for preserving historic plant

7/19/2013 11:00 AM
By Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A Bloomington group that helps domestic violence victims has won an award for turning a dilapidated former Coca-Cola bottling plant into a shelter space for women who have been abused but do not have children.

Middle Way House Executive Director Toby Strout tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/1axu9Li ) she was surprised to receive the Chairman's Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation during a conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday because she had applied for it two years ago.

The building has solar panels, a rooftop garden and a commercial kitchen. Strout says the garden produced about 120 pounds of produce last growing season.

The building also includes the nonprofit's headquarters and services for victims of domestic violence.

The plant was built in 1924.

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Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com


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