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Metamora's oldest building for sale
A remarkable piece of Indiana’s canal-era history could be yours. The 1838 Martindale Hotel occupies a double lot in the heart of historic Metamora, a prime commercial location directly across from the town’s canal boat docking station.
The oldest building in Metamora, the Martindale Hotel retains plenty of historic features, including two formal fireplaces, a nineteenth-century cooking hearth, and original floors and moldings. The structure, with approximately 3,300 square feet on two floors, needs exterior stabilization.
Originally a trading center along the Whitewater Canal, Metamora is a popular tourist destination featuring shops, restaurants, B&Bs, and the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site.
The Martindale Hotel was built to as a warehouse for Ezekial Tyner, a shipping agent for the canal boats that traveled through Metamora. A subsequent owner converted the building into a hotel serving canal and railroad passengers.
Asking price for the Martindale Hotel is $129,000. Indiana Landmarks has partnered with the hotel’s owner to find a preservation-minded buyer. The property at 19038 South Main Street will be sold with preservation covenants requiring Indiana Landmarks’ approval of exterior modifications. Indiana Landmarks will consult with new owners on a restoration plan.
For more information, contact J.P. Hall, 765-478-3172, 800-450-4534, firstname.lastname@example.org.