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Wallace Circus Winter Headquarters

Peru, Indiana
County of Miami.
National Register Number: 87000837
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - fair, amusement park. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IN-5 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Used by Benjamin ("Ben") E. Wallace and his successors, the American Circus Corporation and the Ringlings, the complex contains several rare examples of structures associated with the heyday of the American circus which date from an era of prosperity in the business, the 1920s.

Currently, there is no threat to the landmark.

The Elephant Barn may be restored and adaptively reused using ISTEA funds.

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