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William E. English Foundation Building

615 N. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN
Architects: Signature Architecture Inc./Schmidt Associates


The historic English Foundation Building is presently undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime renovation. With a commitment of more than $2 million, the Foundation is dedicated to improving facility maintenance and expanding its capacity to meet the ever-growing needs of its residents and the community.

Opened in 1953, the 90,000-square-foot building has served as a unique model of co-op arrangements for non-profit agencies that provide a gamut of humanitarian services. Currently the building is home to 14 of these non-profit agencies.

Renovations and upgrades completed in these areas:

  • Corridors & Restrooms -Mechanical & Electrical Systems

  • Life Safety & Fire Protection Systems -YMCA

  • Day Nursery -Legal Aid

  • Children’s Bureau -Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

  • Community Centers of Indpls -Family Service Association


The English Foundation Building will continue to uphold its tradition of service while re-tooling to meet the future.

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