Paoli in Orange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Phoenix on the Square
On November 13, 2010, a devastating fire destroyed almost all of the southwest section of historical downtown Paoli. This building, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, was completed in the fall of 2012 and stands in memorial to those shops and businesses, many over one hundred and fifty years old, that were lost on that day.
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
French Lick Redevelopment CDE
Kovert Hawkins Architects
Milestone Ventures Inc.
Orange County Community Foundation
Orange County Development Commission
Old National Bank Foundation
The Town of Paoli
Walker Construction Associates
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is November 13, 2010.
Location. 38° 33.359′ N, 86° 28.149′ W. Marker is in Paoli, Indiana, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 288 Northwest Court Street, Paoli IN 47454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange County Revolutionary War Honor Roll / (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange County Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Initial Point Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pivot Point (approx. 6.1 miles away); Orleans Congress Square (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orleans School Bell (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paoli.
Also see . . . Paoli starts recovery after town square fire. Wave3 website entry:
(link includes photos of the devastation)
On a weekend in the middle of November, a fire destroyed a historic part of Paoli, Indiana. To those who grew up in the small town, the future for downtown is forever changed. On Nov. 13, those memories became all the town had for the town square that was once full of life. For now, the focus is on salvaging what they can out of the ashes.(Submitted on April 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on April 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.