Evansville's Hulman Building Among Indiana's Ten Most Endangered
Indiana Landmarks is also concerned about a 19th Century Asylum in Vincennes
An Art Deco-styled building in Downtown Evansville and a former asylum in Vincennes are among Indiana Landmarks’ Ten Most Endangered historic structures. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:
The group says the ten-story Hulman Building on Fourth Street in Evansville, which opened in 1929, has been largely vacant and neglected for years with water leaking through the roof and windows.
Earlier this year, an out-of-state buyer purchased the building and its neighboring 1927 garage in an online auction, relisting the properties as separate parcels.
Indiana Landmarks says splitting the properties makes it less desirable for re-development, further jeopardizing the building’s future.
The group says the Hulman’s high-style period lobby is also at risk of being stripped and sold.
Indiana Landmarks says the Art Deco standout needs a preservation-minded developer with a vision for making its rare architectural features shine once again.
Meantime, the group is worried about the former Knox County Poor Asylum on Arc Avenue in Vincennes.
The building which dates back to 1882 is vacant and deteriorating.