HUNTSVILLE — After soliciting bids for the sale or lease of the old Scott County Jail, it appears county government has a single suitor on the deteriorating property — an Indiana man who says his startup firm specializes in purchasing and restoring old buildings for public use.
In a lengthy presentation to County Commission’s Building & Grounds Committee Monday evening, Dann Allen, of Hartford City, Ind., detailed his proposal to purchase the hundred-year-old jail for $25,000.
The building, which was originally built in 1904 and was used as the county’s detention facility until about a decade ago, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But it has fallen into a state of disrepair, with a leaking roof and even missing windows. Those who have toured the inside say there is a growing issue of mold and other water damage.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address to which your newspaper is mailed to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.
The complete story can be found in the Aug. 10, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.