Keeping old police post shows Seymour’s history
To the Editor:
As a lifelong Jackson County resident, I find myself becoming very emotional over an issue facing the city of Seymour.
Many times in recent years, our county has discussed historical areas, buildings and bridges. Many county residents feel very sentimental about these areas.
Well, when I think of a “wrecking ball” striking the former Indiana State Police post at 721 E. Tipton St. in Seymour, I get very emotional and think, “Surely they will not destroy this landmark.” The building is well maintained, and the grounds are waiting for beautiful landscaping.
Since this has started to be an issue, I have pictured in my mind the 721 E. Tipton St. property being the new address for our city visitor welcome center. Located on U.S. 50, easy to find, plenty of parking and the grounds could serve as a rest area for those traveling through.
The state would be able to sell the property to the city for $1 million less, because surely the communication tower could stay, saving the state the $1 million it would spend to have the tower moved.
I realize there are many difficult issues involved here, issues I have no knowledge or details to be dealt with. But one thing, I think it would be nice to have the visitors welcome center and Mayor Craig Luedeman’s Gateway Project as two major projects for our city and county.
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