Indiana eyes moving state archives to American Legion Mall

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have asked developers to bid on creating a $17 million headquarters for the state archives on downtown Indianapolis’ American Legion Mall as part of bicentennial celebrations in 2016.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the Indiana Department of Administration has asked real estate developers to submit plans for renovating an existing four-story building and erecting an adjacent building to serve as a state-of-the-art storage space.

The existing building was vacated earlier this year by its main occupant, the Indiana office of the American Legion. State Archivist Jim Corridan says state officials have identified the building and adjacent land as the primary option to house the archives now stored in a dilapidate building on the city’s east side.

The state has estimated construction costs at $17.3 million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus