Preview of new restaurant in historic post office set for June 9

Indiana Landmarks is hosting an inside look at Franklin’s historic 1936 post office before it reopens to the public as a restaurant.

After sitting vacant for nearly 10 years, the historic Franklin post office—and later City Hall—will soon reopen as a restaurant.

Indiana Landmarks is hosting a preview event on June 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. where owners Lesa and John Talley will talk about their extensive renovation of the building and announce the eatery’s name. Refreshments will be served, though they will not come from the new restaurant since the kitchen is not ready.

The 1936 Colonial Revival-style building was built as a post office and later used for city offices until 2009. Many elements from the Post Office days remain – from original doors, windows, and skylights, to tile floors, hardwoods and the carved limestone eagle over the entrance.

The landmark look is $10 per person (free for Indiana Landmarks members) and requires a reservation in advance, online at or by calling 317-639-4534.

WHAT:                 Preview of new restaurant in historic post office

WHEN:                 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 9

WHERE:               55 W. Madison St., Franklin

COST:                   $10 per person; free for Indiana Landmarks members



Media contacts:

Tina Connor, Executive Vice President, Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534, cell 317-946-3127,
Jen Thomas,, 317-441-2487


Indiana Landmarks, a private nonprofit organization, has worked for half a century saving historic places and using preservation as a catalyst to revitalize communities. What started as a small, all-volunteer group has grown to the largest statewide preservation group in the U.S., with 6,200 members and a staff of 36 in nine offices around Indiana. For more information on Indiana Landmarks, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit

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