INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2019) – Indiana Landmarks today announced the 10 Most Endangered, an annual list of Hoosier landmarks in jeopardy. The list includes two churches, a hotel, a county courthouse, and more.
Places that land on the 10 Most Endangered list often face a combination of problems rather than a single threat—abandonment, neglect, dilapidation, obsolete use, unreasonable above-market asking price, owners who simply lack money for repairs, remote location.
“Indiana Landmarks uses its 10 Most Endangered list in several ways. Sometimes it serves an educational role. It functions as an advocacy tool. And it can assist in raising funds needed to save a place,” says Marsh Davis, president of the nonprofit preservation organization. “Every listing comes with significant challenges. In all cases, when an endangered place lands on our list, we commit to seeking solutions that lead to rescue and revitalization,” he adds.
The 10 Most Endangered in 2019 includes two sites repeating from last year’s list and eight new entries [see the 10 Most section on our website for more information on each]:
Cannelton Historic District, Cannelton (repeat entry from 2018 list)
Church of the Holy Cross, Indianapolis
Commandant’s Row at Indiana Veterans’ Home, West Lafayette (repeat entry from 2018 list)
Crump Theatre, Columbus
Howe Mansion, Howe Military Academy
Mineral Springs Hotel, Paoli
Peru Circus Winter Quarters, Peru
Pulaski County Courthouse, Winamac
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Richmond
Demolition has claimed only 16 of the 139 Most Endangered sites listed since 1991, while 85 places are completely restored or no longer endangered.
To find out more about each of the 10 Most Endangered, visit www.indianalandmarks.org or contact Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534 or 800-450-4534.
Descriptions and local contacts for each site listed at www.indianalandmarks.org/10-most-endangered.
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