The Shackelford Mansion, commonly known as the No-Ruz Grotto, was the largest residence ever built in Evansville upon its construction in 1869.
Newspaper accounts of the time celebrated the multi-colored frescoed ceilings and detailed plastwork. A sense of mystery surrounds the building after serving as the site of two private men’s clubs through recent generations. With such historic significance and physical beauty, it's no wonder our client fell in love with the structure and became determined to find a tenant worthy of such an ambitious adaptive reuse effort. We helped develop a marketing package for potential tenants, as well as providing assistance for federal historic grants submissions and construction cost estimating.
Charlotte Warren and family
Empire Contractors, General Contractor
Happe & Sons, General Contractor
Indiana Landmarks, Preserving Historic Places Conference 2019