Located at the highly visible corner of US 31 and Howard Street, this two story, brick, commercial building was constructed in 1891 and originally housed an apothecary/pharmacy on the first floor and the local Odd Fellows Lodge on the second floor. Indiana Landmarks took ownership of the building in November 2015 and has embarked on a stabilization and exterior rehabilitation of the building, including selective masonry repointing, roof repairs, new guttering system, window restoration, storefront repairs, cornice work, exterior painting, and internal structural repairs.
With approximately 4,060 square feet of usable space and a storefront on two streets, the corner building offers a great opportunity for a live-work arrangement with retail or office use on the first floor and upstairs residential unit(s). Conceptual architectural plans are available to show how the second floor can be converted to a single residential unit or up to three efficiency apartments.
Original building features include a pressed metal ceiling in the main first floor space, original cast iron and wood storefronts, color glass Queen Anne-style storefront transom windows, and original interior wood trim with distinctive “bull’s eye” corner blocks. Two monumental historic landscape paintings on canvas survive from the Odd Fellows Lodge and are displayed in and included with the building.
The building will be sold subject to preservation covenants held by Indiana Landmarks governing exterior improvements and requiring retention of significant interior architectural details such as the pressed metal ceiling and woodwork.
Crothersville is a town of approximately 1,600 people located in southern Jackson County approximately 40 miles north of Louisville, KY, and 10 miles south of Seymour. The town is conveniently located on the I-65 corridor.
For more information, contact Mike Kopp, RE/MAX FIRST COMMERCIAL GROUP, 502-386-9022.