A nearly century-old building in East Chicago could soon see rehabilitation. A grant from Indiana Landmarks’ Efroymson Family Endangered Places Fund will help the city develop plans to restore the Calumet Trust and Savings Bank, also known as the Riley Bank.
The building was built around 1920 and is one of the last remaining landmarks along East Chicago’s commercial corridor. It has been vacant for over 20 years. After housing a bank and insurance company for many years, the building was also the home of the local historical society.
Indiana Landmarks says the grant will also support the city’s efforts to identify new uses for the building.