A historic building in a small Dearborn County town is undergoing restoration. Crews are restoring parts of the second floor of Carnegie Hall, located in the town of Moores Hill.
Indiana Landmarks says the restoration work includes sanding and painting of the second-floor woodwork, as well as repairing the antique swinging door mechanisms. Once the project is completed, all three floors of the building will have rental space available.
The building currently houses a museum dedicated to the school and the community. It also hosts community events, concerts, a tea room and yoga classes.
Carnegie Hall was built in 1907 and was the second building used by the Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute. The college later moved to Evansville, transforming into what is now known as the University of Evansville.
The building later housed Moores Hill’s public school until the 1980s. The Carnegie Historic Landmarks Preservation Society was formed in 1995 in order to save the building from demolition. Carnegie Hall is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.