Historic Evansville Hotel Set to Reopen

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(photo courtesy Lee Lewellen/Indiana Landmarks) (photo courtesy Lee Lewellen/Indiana Landmarks)
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A historic hotel in downtown Evansville is set to reopen later this year after a major renovation project. Indiana Landmarks says the McCurdy Hotel, which has been vacant since 2010, has undergone a $10 million transformation and will house luxury apartments and event venues.

The building opened in 1917 as a first-class hotel until it went bankrupt in 1969. It later served as a retirement and nursing home until it was vacated. It was placed on Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered list in 2015, after which financing for the renovation project was approved.

Indiana Landmarks says the McCurdy Hotel will soon welcome its first tenants. The building's restoration adds to the recently-renovated Owen Block building, helping to boost downtown housing in Evansville. 

Last year, the city and Indiana Landmarks also celebrated the opening of a Bru Burger restaurant inside the restored Greyhound Station in the city's downtown.

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