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10 Indiana sites on non-profit group’s most endangered list

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Landmarks Indiana has announced the state’s most endangered historic places list:

-Rivoli Theater, Indianapolis: The theater opened in 1927 with decorative plaster walls and a domed ceiling above an auditorium that seated 1,500.

-Indiana Medical History Museum, Indianapolis: The museum is housed in the 1895 Old Pathology Building on the former campus of Central State Hospital.

-Former First Presbyterian Church and Lafayette Building, South Bend: The two landmarks are next door to each other and across the street from the city’s historic courthouses.

-I.O.O.F-United Brethren Block, Huntington: The three interconnected buildings are on Huntington’s Courthouse Square and are threatened with demolishment.

-McCurdy Hotel, Evansville: The eight-story, first-class hotel was built in 1917 facing the Ohio River and operated for decades.

-Elks Lodge, Bedford: The brick and stone structure built in 1917 has a gym and roof garden.

-Camp Chesterfield, Chesterfield: The site has origins as a summer tent camp in the 1890s before growing under the ownership of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists.

-McDonald House, Attica: Powerbroker James D. McDonald built the 4,800-square-foot home in 1855.

-Mills House, Greenwood: Indianapolis architect Harry Cooler designed the house in 1955 taking inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright.

-Indiana County Homes: Seven historic county homes, once used to help the poor and disabled, are vacant and many face demolition and neglect.

Source: Indiana Landmarks