Designed by the prestigious architectural firm, Vonnegut & Bohn, the building at 800 North Capitol Avenue was
originally home to the Kahn Tailoring Company. Kahn produced mainly suits and military uniforms in the Indianapolis
facility until the company was sold in the Mid-20th Century. Following several sales, the building fell victim to decades
of deferred maintenance and poorly executed modifications. This unfortunately left the building with a crumbling concrete
frame, delaminating brick veneers, non-funtioning egress systems, environmental contamination, and a missing fire suppression
system. An intimidating project to undertake.
DKGR produced plans and detailed exhibits outlining repair, renovation and restoration to aid in the procurement of tax
credits, both Historic and Income-based, to help bolster the budget the project would desperately need. After obtaining
the sometimes finicky approval of the National Park Service, the project shuddered to life, throwing off years of neglect to
become a model of the historic restoration and preservation process.
800 Cap, as it is currently known, now houses 112 apartment units with a landscaped courtyard, roof deck, fitness center and other amenities.
CLIENT: TWG DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT AREA: 132,000 SF
PROJECT BUDGET: $12M
LOCATION: INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
EXISTING CONDITION (CIRCA 2012)