Click here to go to LHDC Home

Apartment Rental Information

About LHDC


Employment Opportunities


Board of Directors

Support LHDC Activities

Contact Us

Indiana Cotton Mill



The Historic Indiana Cotton Mill

310 Washington Street - Cannelton, IN


National Award Winner!  

     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 Mill

(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

*  National Preservation Award

    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 

(Indiana Cotton Mill in 2000)   



Restored Indiana Cotton Mill in 2003

(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.