LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Tippecanoe County Historical Association’s Board of Governors have put the Moses Fowler House on the market. TCHA said it has worked to get the property ready for sale and taken steps to ensure its preservation.
TCHA purchased the Fowler House in 1941, and is selling the property by owner with an asking price of $1,250,000.
Most recently, TCHA operated the Fowler House as a part-time special events venue, but said they couldn’t keep up with the cost of ownership and maintenance due to limited staff and resources,
Our sister station WLFI reports TCHA has worked with Indiana Landmarks and historic preservation professionals to prepare a preservation easement specifically written for the Fowler House. The easement will be attached to the property, and will remain legally binding regardless of future transfers. It will ensure preservation of the house’s significant architectural features, while allowing design review to accommodate updates, modifications, and improvements that may be needed to make sure the house remains in use. The easement prevents the property from being demolished, subdivided, or otherwise compromised, and requires the property be maintained in good condition.
Landmarks’ staff will monitor the property on an annual basis and will manage and enforce compliance with the easement. Future owners will have to seek approval before making any changes that impact the building’s exterior, setting, or protected interior features.
Proceeds from the sale of the property will be restricted and used for a new facility. This new facility is yet to be determined, but will serve as an all-in-one base of operations for the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.
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