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Roann landmark goes up for auction
A unique property in Roann could be yours. Indiana Landmarks saved the former Roann Church of the Brethren from demolition, and on May 7 we’ll be offering the landmark at auction.
The former church offers distinguished architecture, plus a proven track record of adaptability. After long service as a church and then a youth center, the 1884 brick building could be converted to an art gallery, studio, antiques shop, imaginative residence or business, almost anything.
The 1,800-square-foot former sanctuary features ten large well-preserved Gothic arch windows and hardwood floors. The basement includes a large recreational area, kitchen and two restrooms
Located 11 miles northwest of Wabash, Roann (population 500) features several individually listed National Register landmarks -- including its signature covered bridge visible from downtown – and a large National Register district encompassing much of the town. Antique shops and restaurants cluster four blocks north of the church in downtown Roann, and the Roann Paw-Paw Township Public Library stands just two blocks away.
It’s location in Roann’s National Register District makes the church eligible for federal or state rehabilitation tax credits. See the property during open houses on April 13 and May 5. Details about the open houses and auction are available here, or contact Todd Zeiger, 574-232-4534, firstname.lastname@example.org.