Alfred Glossbrenner, prominent early 1900s Indianapolis citizen and president of Levey Printing, built this grand mansion at 3202 (or 3210) North Meridian Street in 1910. Like other mansions on North Meridian, Glossbrenner’s home was ornately detailed inside and out.
The mansion as seen from Meridian Street.
In 1949, Joseph Walther bought the mansion and used it for his medical practice. In 1966, he founded Winona Memorial Hospital, the vacant shell of which now surrounds the mansion. After selling the hospital in 1985, Walther started the Walther Cancer Foundation, and they owned the mansion until Walther’s death in 2005. With the hope to see it preserved, the foundation donated the mansion and the large attached 1950s addition to Indiana Landmarks.
View of the main entrance. Notice the monogram AMG (Alfred M. Glossbrenner) over the door in the closeup.
Rear view of the porte-cochère, with a closeup of the 1910 datestone above its arch.
So, while the younger Winona Hospital is slated for demolition yet this year, the 101 year-old Glossbrenner mansion is still standing, albeit vacant and waiting for a buyer and a complete restoration.
There is a lot more about this house, and we’ll cover it more in the future, but if you’d like more information now, you can find it from Indiana Landmarks: http://www.indianalandmarks.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Preservationist%20PDFs/IP%203-11_Glossbrenner.pdf