Work underway on historic Fishers home

Work underway on historic Fishers home

There are 33 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jul 25, 2007, titled Work underway on historic Fishers home. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The historic but long-shuttered Ambassador House is springing back to life. Workers have begun gutting and restoring the 176-year-old, 21/2--story wood home, thanks to $823,000 from the Fishers Town Council.

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Ho Bag

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jul 25, 2007
I just love it when the article's are so visual and there are NO VISUALS!!
Mr Man

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jul 25, 2007
There's an old house on the corner of Kincaid Dr and 106th street in Fishers that I drive past often, but know nothing about. There are no trees, drive-way, or signs posted that I've seen. It looks to be in good condition, leading me to believe it may have recently been restored, but seems to be empty. No one I work with knows anything about it. If anyone has info, it would be much appriciated.
poof you are gone

Reston, VA

#3 Jul 25, 2007
awesome!
Pointless

Fishers, IN

#4 Jul 25, 2007
$823,000!!!!! Holy baloney! They should turn the house into a combination snack / coffee / souvenir / book store, and lease the upstairs for meetings. This sweet little hoity-toity committe just wants to use it as a "pretty" place for weddings. Boring!! Check out their web page http://www.fishers.in.us/department/division....

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#5 Jul 25, 2007
Umm, that isn't preservation when the words "gutting" and "restoration" are used in the same sentence. The shell may be there but it will have lost any interior and likely exterior historic integrity. Prett lame Fishers.

Since: Jul 07

Indianapolis

#6 Jul 25, 2007
Mr Man wrote:
There's an old house on the corner of Kincaid Dr and 106th street in Fishers that I drive past often, but know nothing about. There are no trees, drive-way, or signs posted that I've seen. It looks to be in good condition, leading me to believe it may have recently been restored, but seems to be empty. No one I work with knows anything about it. If anyone has info, it would be much appriciated.
I know, what is the deal with that brick house. It looks like a really neat house - but it is surrounded by ugly urban sprawl. Imagine that as a farm home 50 years ago. Oh how things have changed for the better and for the worse.
Citizen One

Fort Thomas, KY

#7 Jul 25, 2007
Faultless said. "We want to preserve, somewhere, some semblance of the town's history."
Of course, that doesn't apply to the downtown area of Fishers that you plan to demolish, does it Mr. Faultless? The last remaining vestige of downtown Fishers is already under the redevelopment ax and is slated for demolition on Mr. Faultless' watch. So much for preservation.
Right

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jul 25, 2007
Preposterous conduct by the officials of Fishers to spend THAT MUCH money on that house. They already spent a foprtune moving it from 96th and Allisonville a few years ago to the park.

It has been vacant and a maintenance burden since then. Next they'll spend half a million decorating and furnishing it. By that time they'll be down nearly $2 million on this old house and have no possible way to recoup that wasted money.
renbutler

Milroy, IN

#9 Jul 25, 2007
Mr Man wrote:
There's an old house on the corner of Kincaid Dr and 106th street in Fishers that I drive past often, but know nothing about. There are no trees, drive-way, or signs posted that I've seen. It looks to be in good condition, leading me to believe it may have recently been restored, but seems to be empty. No one I work with knows anything about it. If anyone has info, it would be much appriciated.
Yes, it was recently renovated. Sometimes it looks like Irwin Mortgage (or whatever it's called now) has events in its back yard, leading me to believe it's on their property.
The Red

Shelbyville, IN

#10 Jul 25, 2007
Pointless wrote:
$823,000!!!!! Holy baloney! They should turn the house into a combination snack / coffee / souvenir / book store, and lease the upstairs for meetings. This sweet little hoity-toity committe just wants to use it as a "pretty" place for weddings. Boring!! Check out their web page http://www.fishers.in.us/department/division....
I grew up in that area and remember that house sitting there just west of Allisonville for years in weeds. That price tag really doesn't surprise me considering it has approximately 5,000 square feet of space inside. I have an 1864 built family farmhouse in Randolph County that would take at least $200,000 to correct add on errors and to renovate it.
Jon

Reston, VA

#11 Jul 25, 2007
Right wrote:
By that time they'll be down nearly $2 million on this old house and have no possible way to recoup that wasted money.
Figure 3 weddings/month,$20,000 per wedding, 10% of which is profit. That's $72,000/year. That alone would pay it off in under 30 years, and you still have the other 27 days per month that you could try to rent it out.
Absurd

United States

#12 Jul 25, 2007
The Red wrote:
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I grew up in that area and remember that house sitting there just west of Allisonville for years in weeds. That price tag really doesn't surprise me considering it has approximately 5,000 square feet of space inside. I have an 1864 built family farmhouse in Randolph County that would take at least $200,000 to correct add on errors and to renovate it.
But they're going to GUT it!!!!
FlanniganHouse

United States

#13 Jul 25, 2007
renbutler wrote:
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Yes, it was recently renovated. Sometimes it looks like Irwin Mortgage (or whatever it's called now) has events in its back yard, leading me to believe it's on their property.
That's another historic home, the Flannigan House ( http://www.globebus.com/flanniganhouse/ ) flanniganhouse.org
Fishers Person

Fort Thomas, KY

#14 Jul 25, 2007
I love how jealous people are of Fishers, and how they love to bash the town any time it does something. I suppose if I lived in illegal immigrant infested, crime ridden Marion County, I'd be jealous too.
whatever

Schaumburg, IL

#15 Jul 25, 2007
what a colossal waste of tax payers $$$$$.

$823k. wtf????
whatever

Schaumburg, IL

#16 Jul 25, 2007
Fishers Person wrote:
I love how jealous people are of Fishers, and how they love to bash the town any time it does something. I suppose if I lived in illegal immigrant infested, crime ridden Marion County, I'd be jealous too.
ummmm, you're in noblesville.
I love it

Dayton, OH

#17 Jul 25, 2007
when "historic" and "Fishers" are in the same sentence. Hilarious!
The Jerk Store

Newark, OH

#18 Jul 25, 2007
Fishers Person wrote:
I love how jealous people are of Fishers, and how they love to bash the town any time it does something. I suppose if I lived in illegal immigrant infested, crime ridden Marion County, I'd be jealous too.
Exactly.

-Fishers Resident
The Jerk Store

Newark, OH

#19 Jul 25, 2007
whatever wrote:
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ummmm, you're in noblesville.
ummmm, get a clue about how an ISP works.
Fishers Person

Ft Mitchell, KY

#20 Jul 26, 2007
whatever wrote:
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ummmm, you're in noblesville.
It's called an ISP dumbazzzzz. I live off of 126th, which I'm pretty sure is in Fishers.

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