The Herald Bulletin

November 18, 2013

Storms devastate old Irvington post office in Indy


The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — An iconic building that has stood on the corner in a historic Indianapolis neighborhood for more than a century has been heavily damaged by strong storms.

The former post office in Irvington largely collapsed Sunday when strong storms and tornadoes blew through central Indiana.

Photographs show bricks from the building littering the intersection and most of the building's walls disintegrated.

The 1903 structure had not been used as a post office for years and had been slated for demolition in 2012. But members of the Irvington Development Organization arranged to acquire the building and were in the process of raising money to stabilize it in hopes of saving it.

An April fundraiser brought in $12,000, and the development group had recently received another $50,000 grant for the work.