Historic Fort Harrison Building Reopens With Renovations & Office Spaces For Rent
Photographer: Belinda Russell
Marion Quarters at The Fort, 5747 North Post Road, Indianapolis, a historic, two-story building in Fort Harrison, has office space available for rent, according to Owner Camila Bogard.
Bogard, owner of Bogard Branding, which is also located in the building, says she recently renovated the property and named it after Marion Hall, the previous long-time owner.
“This property is a commercial space that was owned by Marion Hall for 20 years,” Bogard says. “He was the first civilian to own this property after Fort Harrison was deactivated. Marion had previously used the building for his company, Circle City Pest Control. I purchased the property last year and began renovations in December.”
Bogard adds that Marion refers to the building as his “treasure.” It’s a sentiment Bogard shares. She admired the building in Lawrence for years before buying it.
“I used to drive by it a lot and I always admired it,” she says. “I love the Fort Harrison area. When I bought the building, I wanted to name it after Marion Hall as a tribute to him. The building was his prize possession.”
Marion attended a recent open house for the newly renovated building.
Bogard adds that “the property is zoned commercial, and we are using it as office space for Bogard Branding and plan to rent out some of the office space to smaller businesses.”
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
“According to what I have gathered, this building was built in 1908 by the Army for non-commissioned officers,” Bogard says. “It was built as two separate residences initially.”
Bogard’s notable renovations include refreshing the original flooring and completely updating the break room and bathrooms. The break room includes a solidly built older door that functions as part of the kitchen space. Bogard Branding’s office space also features older doors that serve as desks. Other noteworthy renovations include downstairs meeting spaces that are both eye-catching and comfortable.
“We wanted to really renovate the building and bring it back to life,” Bogard says. “We have six spaces upstairs that are available to rent.”
The cozy and fresh looking office spaces feature doorways with infantry unit style lettering above the doors as a nod to the Fort Harrison days.
Bogard says the space is great for creative work. The beautiful building is also close to Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Café Audrey at the Fort, and Fort Harrison Park, among many other great places.
“This is a wonderful place for my office and work,” Bogard says.”Bogard Branding is a marketing company. We concentrate on rebranding for small to medium companies, which also include printed collateral, promotional items, apparel and retail point of purchase materials and displays.”
Bogard, a member of The National Association of Professional Women, has more than 20 years of experience in brand and graphic communications solutions through print and promotional products. Bogard Branding is part of the Performa Network of more than 750 independent offices throughout North America.
Bogard is eager to share her great office space with new tenants.
“This building is very special, and people will love their new office space,” she says.
For more information, contact Bogard at 317-833-3371 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.