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House and Building Moves - Fort Benjamin Harrison US Army Communications Tower

Located in Lawrence, Indiana (a suburb of Indianapolis), historic Fort Benjamin Harrison was built just after the turn of the 20th century. Fort Ben- as it is affectionately called- has served many purposes throughout the years, but saw the most activity during the first and second World Wars. During and after WWII, the fort was used to house civilian workers, prisoners of war, even athletes from the 1987 Pan American Games. The site was an Air Force base for a brief time, and even boasted schools such as Interservice Postal School and Defense Information School. Finally, in 1996 after many years of uncertainty, the base was closed by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Even after closure, there remains a strong military presence at the fort. Most remarkably, however, is that the fort has been redeveloped, featuring residential neighborhoods, a golf course, and a state park. Though only this building was moved, we're honored that we were able to be a part of the rich history of this fort.

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