After decades of unsuccessful attempts by for-profit developers, Englewood Community Development Corporation and John Boner Neighborhood Centers managed to revive the historic but neglected P.R. Mallory factory as a community asset.
Once the bustling intellectual headquarters of P.R. Mallory & Company, the inventors of the Duracell battery and many other technological innovations, the industrial site was left abandoned for nearly 30 years. The two community organizations undertook quite possibly the most complicated development project in the state’s history to bring educational opportunity and a new source of pride to Indianapolis’ Near Eastside neighborhood.
Watch the video above to learn how they put the pieces together and how this new home for Paramount Englewood and Purdue Polytechnic High School is poised to change the path for many of the community’s children and families.
Design/Construction Partners: Anderson + Bohlander, Brandt Construction