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Monon - 44)-YEAR-OLD HAMMOND LANDMARK Raze Old Monon...
44)-YEAR-OLD HAMMOND LANDMARK Raze Old Monon Christmas in July? There are only 156 days until Christmas, but workers at the former Monon depot on Sibley St., in Hammond aren't making preparations for the holiday in July, They're removing removing Christmas decorations stored in the building by the Downtown Merchants Council of the Hammond Chamber of - Commerce before the old depot is razed. . (Hammond Times Photo) A 40-year-old do%ntown landmark--the landmark--the vacant Monon depot on Sibley street--is being razed. Roland Tapper, treasurer of A H. Tapper, Inc., which owns the building, said plans for use of the property are still indefinite. DEMOLITION work on the stone and masonry structure began Sun day. Because of the heavy stone construction, cranes are necessary and it may take more than a to raze and clear the site. Tapper said the site will then used temporarily for private parking. parking. "But," he addedj "we intend ultimately ultimately to improve the property." Tapper said it was decided to remove the building because it cannot cannot be used for business purposes. He pointed out its only use since the Monon Railroad abandoned the: site as a passenger depot was for! the storage of Christmas displays; for downtown Hammond merchants. merchants. \ · · · i THE TAPPER corporation pur-] chased the property from the Mo-| non soon after the railroad finish-j ed construction of its new depot] at Douglas St. and Lyman Ave. in 1953. i Oddly, the Sibley site had the property of E. H. Tapper fore the railroad purchased it. , I j L O N D O N f A P t Lafayette L U J N U U I N (Af) -- and British May Fly Troops To Oman

Clipped from The Times22 Jul 1957, MonPage 1

The Times (Hammond, Indiana)22 Jul 1957, MonPage 1
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