Your chance to make (and save) history is now

Preserve Indiana history and save significant architecture with this newly presented historical opportunity. The Board of Commissioners of Henry County officially passed and approved a notice to accept purchase offers on the property located at 107 South 12th Street in New Castle, Indiana.

“Your chance to make…and SAVE…history is now,” noted Carrie Barrett, Executive Director for New Castle Main Street. “This building is optimally located and the possibilities are immense when it comes to its future.”

Recently, this building was deemed as an “architectural gem and a big piece of Henry County history” by Inside Indiana Business, and listed as one of the 10 most endangered properties with Indiana Landmarks. Experts across the state agree that this spacious, unique property is filled with historic character and has great potential to be a worthwhile investment. With the right buyer willing to give the breath of new life into this incredible piece of Indiana history, the positive trajectory and development of historic downtown New Castle could continue.

This property, also known as the former County Annex Building, has most recently been used as a storage facility for county records. It consists of three stories and spans an entire block, directly across from the Henry County Courthouse.

County Commissioners have agreed to accept offers on this building for a price no less than $22,000 and by a developer who agrees to improve the structure, as the building is being sold in an “as-is” condition. All offers should be made in writing and delivered in a sealed envelope marked “107 South 12th Street” no later than April 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Click here to download the Notice of Offering for bidding details.

If you are interested in learning more about this historical property and opportunity, you may find more information by downloading the notice of offering or by visiting the following websites: