Indiana Landmarks Lists '10 Most Endangered'

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The Washington County Courthouse in Salem is on the 2016 list. The Washington County Courthouse in Salem is on the 2016 list.
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Indiana Landmarks has released its 2016 list of the "10 Most Endangered" places in Indiana. The list features landmarks the organization says have reached a dire point but have potential for revival and reuse.

Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks, says the list aims to bring attention to these sites and find solutions to ensure their preservation. He says restoring an important landmark can spur revitalization throughout the community.

"Places that land on the 10 Most Endangered often face a combination of problems rather than a single threat," says Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks. "A bid for demolition is a loud signal, of course, but many of these sites suffer abandonment, neglect, dilapidation, obsolete use, unreasonable above-market sale price, sympathetic owners who simply lack money for repairs, an out-of-the-way location—or its opposite, encroaching sprawl that makes the land more valuable without the landmark."

This year's 10 Most Endangered places include:

  • Beech Church, Carthage vicinity
  • Hazelwood, Muncie 
  • Speakman House, Rising Sun
  • Washington County Courthouse, Salem (Photo attached) 
  • Monon High Bridge, near Delphi
  • Pryor’s Country Place, Fox Lake near Angola 
  • Ford Motor Company Assembly Branch, Indianapolis
  • Southside Turnverein Hall, Indianapolis 
  • Camp Chesterfield, Chesterfield
  • Rivoli Theatre, Indianapolis 

Indiana Landmarks says since 1991, 112 historic sites have been placed on the list, with only 13 being demolished. This year's list includes eight new sites. Camp Chesterfield and Rivoli Theatre have appeared on the list in the past.

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