Marian University announced that it will raze Fisher Hall, the former residence of Hoosier legend Carl Graham Fisher, one of the founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a visionary entrepreneur. The century-old academic building was damaged by fire on the evening of February 17. The demolition is scheduled to begin next week.
“The great historical significance of Fisher Hall certainly weighed on our decision. Although we have known the fate of Fisher Hall for several weeks, we were unable to make an official announcement until we reached a final disposition with our insurance provider,” said President Daniel J. Elsener.
The university has minimized the disruption for all faculty, students, and staff members who had classes and/or offices in Fisher Hall. Everyone who previously held office space in Fisher Hall has successfully transitioned to new office space, and construction for new classrooms, studios, and gallery space continues.
If you have questions about construction schedules, feel free to contact Audra Blasdel at 317.955.6254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.