Bradley Building to get a new lease on life

A worker shows Kathleen Alspaugh a piece of glass found on an upper floor of the Bradley Building, 5 W. Canal St. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By Emma Rausch

The future is looking bright for the old Bradley building, located at 5 W. Canal St. in downtown Wabash.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, local developers/investors Kathleen (Duffey) Alspaugh and Dave Vandermark, of Vandermark and Duffey Enterprises, Inc., purchased the historic building from Wabash Marketplace Inc.

With work already underway, Alspaugh and Vandermark told The Paper of Wabash County they plan to historically restore the property. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the building’s iconic windows were removed for protective purposes.

“We had been thinking about (purchasing) it for some time on and off, had conversations with Marketplace and it just came down to the wire where they were going to make it into affordable housing and we just didn’t want to see that happen,” Vandermark said. “So we were able to strike a deal with Marketplace and now we’re going to do the historical restoration to the building.”

Posted on 2017 Nov 21