Indiana Landmarks has announced plans to sell one of its regional offices, a 180-year-old farmhouse in Cambridge City. The historic preservation organization says selling the Huddleston Farmhouse is part of its business model to make significant properties available to others after it has been restored.
The Wayne County house will be listed March 1 with an asking price of $349,000. The organization says proceeds of the sale are put towards renovation of other aging structures.
“In acquiring properties for use as regional offices, Indiana Landmarks picks significant structures in need of revitalization and rehabilitates them to spur additional preservation in the surrounding region,” said Indiana Landmarks President Marsh Davis. “When the time is right, we turn these properties over to new preservation-minded owners and invest the sale proceeds into other threatened historic buildings.”
The 14-room Huddleston Farmhouse was built in 1841 and provided home to 13 members of the Huddleston family. The family sold the house in the 1930s.
Indiana Landmarks acquired the property in 1974 and served as the nonprofit’s first regional office.
The organization says it invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in a multi-year restoration of the house and accompanying barns.
After the property is sold, Indiana Landmarks will relocate its Eastern Regional Office to Reid Center (formerly the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church) in Richmond. The church has been vacant since 2017.
The organization says the new owner of the farmhouse will be required to keep the architectural character of the structure. Click here to learn more.