city of Valparaiso was one of three recipients of the 2013 Primacy of Place Community Awards given through Ball State University’s Primacy of
In 2012, the city of Valparaiso unveiled a life-size bronze statue
of Orville Redenbacher, the iconic popcorn entrepreneur who established his
company in the northwest Indiana city in 1951. The statue, commissioned by the
Valparaiso Art Advisory Committee and funded through the generosity of private
donors, is now the most photographed
citizen of Valparaiso and even has its own Twitter following.
For more information about
Valparaiso’s placemaking efforts, contact Kimberly Franklin,
Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission. Additional
best practice resources can be
found on Ball State’s Primacy of Place website.
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