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Blue Ridge: The Way It Was

These notes were made by Beverly Watkins, daughter of Odell and Velma Watkins, residents at 2908 Bankers Drive in “Blue Ridge Estates” from September, 1962 until May, 1973.

My father had his eye on the grassy hill that was later to become Blue Ridge Estates as early as the late fifties. He would drive us . . . → Read More: Blue Ridge: The Way It Was

Symposium on Historic Preservation

Our Housing and Neighborhood Development Office will be hosting a public symposium on Historic Preservation in Bloomington. Here’s the announcement:

We all need to feel a part of our community and to feel the link between the generations who created our town. This session of the 2011 Leadership Series will feature the neighbors who have . . . → Read More: Symposium on Historic Preservation

William Oliver (namesake of Oliver Drive) Passes Away

Bill Oliver (IU Law Professor, Founder of Oliver Winery, and Blue Ridge Developer) has passed away at the age of 89. Oliver Drive is named after him. Read more: