United for the Save

In 2015, deteriorating conditions and public safety concerns landed Huntington’s United Brethren Block on Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list. Today, after an $9 million restoration headed by Anderson Partners, the block is poised to re-open as 37 market-rate lofts, art studios, and a culinary kitchen operated by Pathfinders Services, Inc., and Huntington University’s entrepreneurship program.

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On the Road to Redemption

Not to brag, but Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list works—it helps bring focused attention to saves places that have reached the end of the line. Demolition loomed for an entire block on the courthouse square in Huntington when we put the buildings on the 10 Most list in 2015. Not anymore.

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UB Block Coming Back to Life from Edge of Demolition

Jon Anderson’s favorite projects are the ones that almost don’t happen. Anderson is the president and chief executive officer of AP Development LLC, an Indianapolis-based real estate development company that is overseeing the rehabilitation of Huntington’s UB Block. It’s a project that qualifies as one of Anderson’s favorites because it has saved historic buildings for which demolition loomed.

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Great News for the Odd Fellows Hall & U.B. Building Block

On December 13th, the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) recommended funding for a redevelopment proposal at the former Odd Fellows Hall & U.B. Building Block. The recommendation now goes to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for review and final approval. If you’ve been following the plight of this endangered historic building block–an important anchor in Huntington’s Courthouse Square Historic District–you’ll understand what an amazing victory this is for the block’s future preservation.

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