Burnham Depot Reno?

Midwest
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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(photo: Steve Koger, the Pal-Item)

Designed by the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, this handsome if forlorn rail station may get a new life. Located in Richmond, Indiana, which is about halfway between Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, the old Pennsylvania Railroad Depot has been empty for over 30 years. According to the Richmond Palladium-Item, via archinect, owner Roger Richert recently bought the building for $75,000, but it is expected to take $1 million to stabilize. Richert is working with the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana to identify tax credits and other funding options in hopes of turning the building into a conference center, restaurant, a music venue, or retail space. Though the much of the interior is gone, Richert said the shell is strong, a testimony to Burnham’s robust design.

2 Responses to “Burnham Depot Reno?”

  1. dale cohen says:

    This is great news. Here are some photos of the building posted about the hsitoric district in 2001.

    http://www.waynet.org/waynet/spotlight/2001/010824-depot.htm

  2. dan villa says:

    Dale- Thanks for the link!

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