A historic warehouse building near downtown Evansville is gaining new interest from potential owners. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the former Crawford Door Sales building is on the market again after plans to turn it into an assisted living facility fell through.
F.C. Tucker Commercial says the building is being listed for $1.7 million and a few potential buyers have expressed interest.
“It’s quite a historic building, and quite a historic area,” Ken Newcomb Jr. with F.C. Tucker Commercial told WEHT. “The view here overlooks Bosse Field, one of the oldest ballparks in the United States. It’s typical of the warehousing space, and what people have been interested in using for many different ideas.”
Newcomb says the building needs some rehabilitation work done on the interior, but the foundation, brick and roof are in good shape.
He says the building could be repurposed for a variety of uses, including loft apartments and mini-warehousing.
“If we were lucky enough to get some manufacturing jobs in Evansville, I think from a warehousing point of view, it’s still a very viable. It’s kind of a staple of this neighborhood,” said Newcomb.
WEHT adds the cost of the project would depend on the new owner’s plans for the building.