Former Steuben County vacation home makes endangered landmarks list

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Pryor's Country Place, Fox Lake near Angola_180850

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  Indiana Landmarks, a non-profit organization involved with the preservation of architecturally and historically significant structures , has released its 2016 list of most endangered places.  Pryor’s County Place on Fox Lake near Angola has made the list.

Photo of Pryor’s Country Place on Fox Lake near Angola, Indiana provided by Indiana Landmarks.

According to a news release, Pryor’s Country Place was built in 1927 as a vacation home and later converted to an inn. It provided lakeside accommodations and recreation to African American vacationers at a time when they couldn’t vacation at many popular resorts that attracted whites.

The long-vacant property occupies a five-acre lakefront site that’s for sale and with lakefront land values at a premium, the future of the property is in jeopardy. A new owner could decide to demolish the structure and build a new home on the site.

The new 10 Most Endangered in 2016 are:

  1. Beech Church, Carthage vicinity
  2. Hazelwood, Muncie
  3. Speakman House, Rising Sun
  4. Washington County Courthouse, Salem
  5. Monon High Bridge, near Delphi
  6. Pryor’s Country Place, Fox Lake near Angola
  7. Ford Motor Company Assembly Branch, Indianapolis
  8. Southside Turnverein Hall, Indianapolis
  9. Camp Chesterfield, Chesterfield
  10. Rivoli Theatre, Indianapolis

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