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Landmark Look highlights endangered Huntington property
Tour the 10 Most Endangered-listed Odd Fellows-United Brethren Block in Huntington on June 11 during a Landmark Look presented by Indiana Landmarks, local preservation affiliate Huntington Alert, and the City of Huntington.
Vacated in the 1980s, the three interconnected buildings have suffered poor management and lack of maintenance for decades. Huntington’s redevelopment commission took possession of the buildings last year, intending to demolish the structures to address the blight, crime, and public safety issues at the site. Indiana Landmarks and Huntington Alert won a temporary reprieve for the block to assess structural conditions and rehabilitation costs. We have until November 2015 to find a developer with a viable reuse plan or the redevelopment commission will proceed with demolition.
Timed entry 30-minute guided tours take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 11. Visitors will see interesting spaces in all three structures, including a recently revealed two-story lodge room in the Odd Fellows building. Following the tour, gather at the Rusty Dog Pub, 32 S. Jefferson Street, to share your ideas for the endangered property’s future.
The Landmark Look is free, but reservations are required. Register for your preferred tour time at https://huntingtonlook.eventbrite.com. Can’t make the tour? Feel free to join us for the social gathering beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rusty Dog.