Indiana Landmarks unveils 2022 ’10 Most Endangered’ list

Courthouse Annex Building in New Castle (photo courtesy of Indiana Landmarks)

Indiana Landmarks on Monday released its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered landmarks throughout the state. The organization said the places on the list often face a multitude of problems, including abandonment, neglect, or owners who lack money for repairs.

This year’s list features seven new landmarks and three repeats from the 2021 list. Since its introduction in 1991, 159 sites have been included in the list, with 99 being considered completely restored or longer endangered and only 20 being demolished.

“Indiana Landmarks uses its 10 Most Endangered list in several ways. Sometimes it serves an educational role. It functions as an advocacy tool. And it can assist in raising funds needed to save a place,” Indiana Landmarks President Marsh Davis said in written remarks. “Every listing comes with significant challenges. In all cases, when an endangered place lands on our list, we commit to seeking solutions that lead to rescue and revitalization.”

This year’s list includes:

  • Birdsell Mansion, South Bend
  • Cades Mill Covered Bridge, Fountain County
  • Geter Means House, Gary
  • Hulman Building & Garage, Evansville
  • Knox County Poor Asylum, Vincennes
  • First Friends Church, Marion
  • Stinesville Commercial Buildings, Stinesville
  • Courthouse Annex Building, New Castle (repeat entry from 2021 list)
  • James M. Shields Memorial Gymnasium, Seymour (repeat entry from 2021 list)
  • Kamm and Schellinger Brewery, Mishawaka (repeat entry from 2021 list)

The three repeat entries were featured in Inside INdiana Business’ Endangered Indiana series, which can be seen by clicking the links above.

You can learn more about each site on the list by clicking here.

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