Effort Launched to Save Huntingburg House
The Victorian-era home was scheduled for demolition
A Victorian-era home set to be demolished might be saved if the City of Huntingburg can find someone to renovate it. As WNIN’s Sarah Kuper reports, advocates must come forward with proposals to save the home by the end of July:
The City of Huntingburg has hit pause on plans to demolish a nineteenth century home near downtown.
The house was to be replaced by a parking lot – the city proposed the idea to provide more spaces for people going to downtown Huntingburg businesses. But local preservation supporters and the Indiana Landmarks organization called for the home to stay.
Advocates say the home’s demolition would take away from the town’s historic integrity. To compromise with the city, they have a plan where a few parking spots could still be added.
While the home has some issues, supporters say it is structurally sound with original woodwork and quartersawn oak floors.
Proposals for the renovation and preservation are due at the end of July.