Police post’s fate unclear: Prospective buyer, landmark group shake up demolition plans

A state historic review board cleared the way for demolition of the former Indiana State Police post in Seymour on Friday.

But that decision by the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board doesn’t necessarily mean the post, built in 1937, will be torn down, a state official said.

“There will be quite a bit of work to do to have the tower relocated, and demolition is not a certainty,” James McGoff said.

McGoff is general counsel for Indiana Finance Authority, which sought and received the certificate of approval to demolish the post from the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board.

“When the tower is moved, there may be an investor that is interested in the property as-is,” McGoff said of the 300-foot communications tower on the post property.

The Indiana State Police continues to use the tower, and moving it could cost more than $1 million, authority officials have been told, McGoff said.

Comments about an investor interested in the property as-is is encouraging, said Greg Sekula, director of Indiana Landmarks Southern Regional Office at Jeffersonville.

“I guess there’s a glimmer of hope,” he said.

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