The Historic Indiana Cotton Mill
310 Washington Street - Cannelton, IN
In 1998, at the request of local community leaders including the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC) became involved in efforts to preserve the Indiana Cotton Mill. In 1999, LHDC purchased the mill, and adjoining property, and transferred the property to its subsidiary, Cotton Mill Apartments, Inc. and began efforts to preserve, rehabilitate and convert the mill into 70 units of affordable rental housing.
After over 3 years of painstaking efforts, LHDC - with the assistance of numerous partners, investors and supporters - was successful in preserving this National Historic Landmark for the enjoyment of future generations. At the time LHDC became involved in the project, the Indiana Cotton Mill was ranked the #1 Most Endangered Historic Landmark in the state by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.
(Historic Picture of the Indiana Cotton Mill)
LHDC has won numerous awards for its work in preserving and restoring the Indiana Cotton Mill, including:
* The Governor's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing
Presented by : Indiana Housing Finance Authority
* Community Impact Award
Presented by: Perry-Spencer Step Ahead Council
* Judge's Special Award of Excellence
Presented by: The Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana
* Honorable Mention for Indiana Achievement Award in Innovation
Presented by: The Sycamore Foundation
* Regional Historic Preservation Award
Presented by: Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
* Project of the Year Award
Presented by: Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
Presented by: National Trust for Historic Preservation
* Outstanding Adaptive Reuse Award
Presented by: Indiana Department of Natural Resources/Division of Historic
Preservation and Archeology
(Indiana Cotton Mill in 2000)
(Restored Indiana Cotton Mill in 2003)
For information on the Indiana Cotton Mill, or to schedule a
tour of this Historic Landmark, call Lincoln Hills
Development Corporation, (812)547-3435.
For information on renting an apartment at the Cotton Mill
Apartments call the on-site Manager at (812)547-0059.