OUR HISTORIC HEADQUARTERS
As you might expect, the staff at InterDesign have a great appreciation for architectural beauty, both new and old. That’s why we’re so proud of our offices located at 141 East Ohio Street in Indianapolis. Originally the home of Indiana Dental College and then the Columbia Securities Building, this historic structure stands as a great example of how interesting it can be to combine the spaces of yesterday with the technologies of today.
Our vintage three-story brick structure was designed by well-known architects Diederich Bohlen and his son Oscar, who also designed other notable Indianapolis landmarks, such as the City Market and the Majestic Building, and also the French Lick Springs Hotel in southern Indiana.
Originally constructed in 1894, the building has evolved over time. Today, it is the headquarters of InterDesign. We occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Although much of the building’s history is lost to time, one tale is told of a narrow access (now a stairwell-fire escape) that was used by a violin-repair craftsman, who, for years, conducted his business in a hallway sized space… just barely five feet wide!
Through the efforts of new owner John Irish, and our own interior design staff, 141 East Ohio has undergone a remarkable transformation, from abandonment at purchase to a beautiful, efficient and unique environment where our staff creates your design.
The street-level entrance foyer welcomes you with travertine floors and rich wood paneling. The large open office space is awash with natural light through huge skylights and numerous large windows. Massive hand-hewn wood beams supporting the 20+-foot-high ceiling and the exposed brick walls add to the dynamic personality of this building while creating a warm and unique work environment. In 2007, InterDesign’s interior designers led a renovation project that included space planning, new lighting throughout, new carpet, and a custom reception desk to enhance both the work environment for our employees and the visitor experience. Live plants add to the natural warmth and vitality of our space.
We are proud of the heritage and architectural style of 141 East Ohio and we issue an open invitation to visit us in our historic headquarters.