Fire Destroys Historic New Albany Building
Plans to restore a more than 100-year-old building in New Albany have been dashed. The building, which previously served as the tannery for Moser Leather Co., has been destroyed after a massive weekend fire.
Indiana Landmarks says the building was constructed in 1915, with additions coming in 1935 and 1970. The three-story warehouse closed in 2002, though the city had recently acquired it and had plans for redevelopment.
New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan tells the News and Tribune the city still plans on redeveloping the area, saying the site of the Moser building "still has a lot of potential."