State wants to demolish closed S. Ind. police post

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Posted on August 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

   SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) -- A historic preservation group is hoping to prevent the planned demolition of a former state police post in southern Indiana.

   A state agency is seeking permission to tear down the Seymour state police building that opened in 1937 and was closed in a 2010 post consolidation. The Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/NoCsS6 ) that state officials say they've been unable to sell the property and the building is obsolete.

   Indiana Landmarks regional director Greg Sekula says he believes the building is a significant resource that could be reused. Sekula also says he doesn't believe the state has been transparent about its marketing of the building in the city midway between Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky.

   The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board is scheduled to consider the demolition request on Friday.

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