The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board has temporarily tabled applications to demolish two Indianapolis properties. Indiana Landmarks says it is working with the state to find new uses for both buildings.
The organization is looking to save Simpson Hall at the Indiana School for the Deaf. The building was once the girls’ dormitory at the school and has been vacant for over 30 years. The state demolished another building on the campus, Beecher Hall, in 2002.
Indiana Landmarks is also looking to preserve the Model Farm Home at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Model Farm Home designed and constructed during the Great Depression and served as a World War II Officers Club. The organization says is working with the State Fair Commission to find a partner to rehab the building and give it a new use.
Indiana Landmarks says any interested parties should contact the organization’s vice president of preservation services, Mark Dollase.