Dr. and Mrs. Walter Fritz transferred ownership of the former Knox Family Practice building and parking lot at 1520 South Heaton Street in Knox to the Starke County Historical Society yesterday in a signing ceremony at the 1st Source Bank in Plymouth.
The property is to be developed as additional display and storage space for the Starke County Museum now located at 401 South Main Street in Knox. The Main Street building, the home of former Indiana Governor Henry F. Schricker, will continue to be a major area attraction.
Witnessing the transfer, in addition to president Ron Vendl, were James Shilling, vice president; Peg Brettin, treasurer; Debbie Mix, secretary; Ed Hasnerl, Starke County Historian; Judy Caudill, 1st Source Bank, Knox; and Melba Shilling, former society treasurer.
The Society will be engaging in a Capital Funds Campaign to finance the original cost of the Fritz building and for remodeling expenses, with plans to be using the facilities sometime next year.