U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-06-2010, 04:26 PM
 
174 posts, read 460,996 times
Reputation: 101

Advertisements

The complex was built in many different phases and contains many layers of history. Colgate-Palmolive | Moment of Indiana History - Indiana Public Media

Now that it's been sold, what would you like to see done with it?

Personally, I'd like to see it turned into a mixed use development of some sort.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-25-2010, 07:57 PM
 
5 posts, read 16,521 times
Reputation: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cthulhu7 View Post
The complex was built in many different phases and contains many layers of history. Colgate-Palmolive | Moment of Indiana History - Indiana Public Media

Now that it's been sold, what would you like to see done with it?

Personally, I'd like to see it turned into a mixed use development of some sort.
I grew up just a few miles from the plant (Lakeview Drive) and moved away in 1977. My brother worked and retired out of there just a few years ago. Hopefully something constructive can be done with it instead of it being torn down in the name of "progress".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2010, 02:03 AM
 
174 posts, read 460,996 times
Reputation: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by sodak14 View Post
I grew up just a few miles from the plant (Lakeview Drive) and moved away in 1977. My brother worked and retired out of there just a few years ago. Hopefully something constructive can be done with it instead of it being torn down in the name of "progress".
Definately.

I'm thinking residential and artist's lofts/studios as well as some retail and maybe some offic space as well.

Thanks for responding BTW!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2010, 01:21 PM
 
23,873 posts, read 17,571,986 times
Reputation: 12760
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cthulhu7 View Post
The complex was built in many different phases and contains many layers of history. Colgate-Palmolive | Moment of Indiana History - Indiana Public Media

Now that it's been sold, what would you like to see done with it?

Personally, I'd like to see it turned into a mixed use development of some sort.
thanks for that handy link. are there any pictures of this building around?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 08:49 PM
 
174 posts, read 460,996 times
Reputation: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by uggabugga View Post
thanks for that handy link. are there any pictures of this building around?
Certainly! But not many of the interior.
there are a couple on here, including one from a book of back when the complex served as the Indiana Reformatory South/Indiana State Prison (1846-1921), :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colgate_Clock_(Indiana)

Six here focusing on the clock:
Colgate Clock, Jeffersonville, IN - Town Clocks on Waymarking.com

A closeup of the sign (10 of 12):
The Colgate Clock - Jeffersonville Indiana - Louisville Commercial, Corporate, Portrait and Event Photographer

...and more:
Former Southern Indiana Reformatory and Colgate Clock: Photos and videos on Google Maps, the WIKI-way

"indiana reformatory south" - Google Search=

"indiana state prison" jeffersonville - Google Search=

Links to a single photo:
colgate_07.jpg (image)

Historic aerial photo of the complex:
http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/images/colgate400.jpg
Same as above on DVD and cover
http://www.schimpffs.com/images/vide..._colgateLG.jpg

Honorable mention among the great clocks of the world:
Top 10 famous clocks worldwide
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2010, 07:36 AM
 
23,873 posts, read 17,571,986 times
Reputation: 12760
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cthulhu7 View Post
Certainly! But not many of the interior.
there are a couple on here, including one from a book of back when the complex served as the Indiana Reformatory South/Indiana State Prison (1846-1921), :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colgate_Clock_(Indiana)

Six here focusing on the clock:
Colgate Clock, Jeffersonville, IN - Town Clocks on Waymarking.com

A closeup of the sign (10 of 12):
The Colgate Clock - Jeffersonville Indiana - Louisville Commercial, Corporate, Portrait and Event Photographer

...and more:
Former Southern Indiana Reformatory and Colgate Clock: Photos and videos on Google Maps, the WIKI-way

"indiana reformatory south" - Google Search=

"indiana state prison" jeffersonville - Google Search=

Links to a single photo:
colgate_07.jpg (image)

Historic aerial photo of the complex:
http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/images/colgate400.jpg
Same as above on DVD and cover
http://www.schimpffs.com/images/vide..._colgateLG.jpg

Honorable mention among the great clocks of the world:
Top 10 famous clocks worldwide
nice pics!
i never even knew about that clock before, does it still work?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:45 PM
 
174 posts, read 460,996 times
Reputation: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by uggabugga View Post
nice pics!
i never even knew about that clock before, does it still work?

Thanks!
Last time I checked. I emailed information for the City of Clarksville about that just in case. They have yet to write back.







Here's the latest article:

"Doctors scope out Colgate site"

Author: Ben Zion Hershberg
Date: Dec 10, 2010
Start Page: A.1
Section: News
Text Word Count: 700

A deal to buy the former Colgate toothpaste plant in Clarksville, Ind., is expected to be completed as early as next week, and two area doctors appear to be the lead investors.

Greg Sekula, Southern Regional Director of Indiana Landmarks, said that Drs. Jayesh Sheth of New Albany and Robert E. Robbins of Elizabethtown, Ky., met with him Wednesday at the Colgate Plant to discuss seeking state and federal income tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings and other matters.

The doctors -- investors in real estate and other businesses -- didn't specifically talk about buying the complex, Sekula said, but they did discuss maintaining its historic character. He said the pair also talked about finding a way to let the public get closer to the historic clock atop the main building.

The nearly 60-acre Colgate property was sold at a public auction Nov. 2 for $4.5million, but the buyer was not disclosed. Until the sale is completed, the plant is owned by Active International, a Pearl River, N.Y., firm that purchased it from Colgate-Palmolive in April 2009.

Andreas Kissel, a real estate official with Active International, didn't return calls for comment.

Sheth, a gerontologist, declined, in a telephone interview this week, to confirm that he and Robbins are the buyers.

But he acknowledged that he and Robbins recently formed an investment group to raise money overseas for several potential developments -- including the 174-acre Clark's Landing project, which was announced by the Town of Clarksville in 2008 and includes the Colgate complex.
"We have agreed to finance Clark's Landing," Sheth said.

The initial concept included shops, restaurants, housing, offices, a hotel and other development anchored by the former plant's main building.
When asked Thursday about his meeting with Sekula, Sheth said only that the plans he and Robbins have for Clark's Landing are focused on creating jobs.

Robbins, who is a general surgeon, didn't return calls this week seeking comment.

Terrance Jacobs, whose Canadian-based TCL Asset Group managed the auction, said he couldn't identify the buyer but said the purchase should be completed soon, with the last of three payments to be made by mid-month.

In February, Robbins said he and Sheth had a preliminary agreement to buy the plant from Active. But six months later, Robbins said the deal wasn't completed, since Clarksville hadn't helped them seek state tax benefits. The statement surprised town officials.

In an interview this week, Rick Dickman, Clarksville's redevelopment director, said he has discussed Clark's Landing with Sheth several times before and since the Colgate auction.

And Sheth said this week that after a 21/2-year effort, he and Robbins recently received permission to raise money overseas for their investment organization, the Midwest Center for Foreign Investment LLC, through a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service program.

The federal program, which was created in 1990, allows overseas investors who make substantial job-creating investments in the U.S. to obtain expedited immigration review for themselves and their families.

Each participant is required to invest at least $500,000 and the investment is expected to create at least 10 U.S. jobs over two years, said Luz Irazabal, a spokeswoman for the agency.

Sheth said that besides Clark's Landing, the doctors' investment organization is working through an outside analyst to evaluate development plans that include projects in Louisville and Elizabethtown, as well as Charlestown.

Greg Isgrigg, president of the Clarksville Town Council, said he has discussed the overseas investment and job creation program with Sheth several times.

Council member Bob Popp said he hasn't been told that Sheth and Robbins are buying the plant, but he hopes they are "because so much already has been done" by the doctors and others working to redevelop the Colgate site.

Attracting foreign investors may be the only way to find the large amount of capital necessary to buy the complex and create the development the town wants, Popp said.

Without such financing, he said, "there is not enough venture capital out there to develop it the way we would like."

Dickman agreed, saying "funding in any other mechanism is difficult at best" in the current economy.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courier_...t+Colgate+site

Last edited by Cthulhu7; 12-16-2010 at 07:10 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2011, 02:01 PM
 
174 posts, read 460,996 times
Reputation: 101
Here's the latest

Colgate property sale finalized after investor added Breaking News Evening News and Tribune
"Developers hope to add 2,000 to 3,000 new jobs"


And some photos taken by a friend of mine at the end of last year:








And the Water Tower Square (an already converted commercial property) which sits across from the Old Colgate Plant:


Today, the cluster of buildings once known as the Ohio Falls Car and Locomotive Company is known as Water Tower Square and is home to a number of different businesses. Although the "Car Works," as the company was commonly called, was originally in a little village known as Ohio Falls, the buildings that once made up the proud railroad car manufacturing company are now part of both Jeffersonville and Clarksville.

The Ohio Falls Car and Locomotive Company was founded on June 1, 1864, one year before the start of the Civil War. Passenger cars began to be built in 1872 along with the freight cars that had been the mainstay of the business for the thirty years of its existence. After that time, both types of cars were built for both steam and electric railroads.

See more here:
History** Water Tower Square
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Roanoke,Virginia
174 posts, read 446,725 times
Reputation: 48
Thanks for the pics and update! Such a cool landmark.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
17,698 posts, read 34,851,784 times
Reputation: 7940
I love that clock!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top