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10 Most Endangered


Bowen House


New on 10 Most list in 2013 



The foreclosure crisis hits new and old structures, but it can strike historic houses with deadlier force. If a roof leak develops in a suburban house, a section of drywall gets ruined, and it’s not a big deal to replace. When the tile roof of the Bowen House springs a leak, decorative plaster, wall murals, carved woodwork and wainscoting suffer -- and may not recover if it remains vacant much longer. Built on Delphi’s Main Street in 1896, it’s one of the town’s great Victorian houses. It’s vacant, in real-estate limbo, and will endure slow demolition by neglect if something’s not done.


For more information contact:

Tommy Kleckner, Director

Indiana Landmarks Western Regional Office



Anita Werling

Delphi Preservation Society

765-202-3211 or

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