Created By: Nappanee Public Library
Nappanee’s downtown has seen many different looks and businesses over the years. Demolition, Destruction and Revitalizing explores the town’s disasters by fire, tearing down, and what is being done with some of the older buildings in town. Find out what building burned to the ground and caused many from surrounding areas to think that Nappanee was going to burn to the ground. Hear about the Community Building the largest gym in the county before North Side, why is was torn down and made into a parking lot. Learn how a “hospital” has seen many faces since its original beginning. Find out about the original uses of some of the most loved businesses in Nappanee like how the Hunter’s Hideaway building was originally the first hotel in Nappanee or how the place that first held town council meetings is now upscale apartments.