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Bloomington Preservationist Derek Richey


It started out as a fun project for the family. Soon, Derek Richey’s photographic remembrances of bygone Bloomington became a full-fledged obsession. The co-founder of Bloomington Fading, co-author of Bloomington: Then and Now, and board president of Bloomington Restorations Inc., Richey talks about finding pavement where historic buildings once stood when he arrived in town in 1991. As a member of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, he now helps us keep our architectural treasures.

[This episode originally aired, Thursday, May 17, 2018.]

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