Giving Medical History a Future        -        Saving the Old Pathology Building

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OUR GOAL:  $2,200,000


The Need: The Old Pathology Building in Danger

In spite of previous repairs to the roof, there has been severe damage to the building from water intrusion. The electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems are also in need of updates.  A top-to-bottom survey of the building completed by Pyramid Architecture and Engineering in January of 2015 revealed even more extensive problems than were previously known.

The cost of this urgently needed restoration and repair work is estimated to be $2,200,000.  The work will be completed in three stages.  The "gutters & up" portion was completed in 2015, and we plan to complete the rest of the exterior phase this year.


 The Damage:

Giving Your Support

Your support for the Capital Campaign is welcome as a one-time donation, a pledge of annual support over a period of three to five years, or as a bequest in your estate plan.  You may choose to make your gift in honor or in memory of someone.

Every gift is important to the success of this project and will be appreciated.  We would like to give special recognition for lead and major gifts in the following ways:

LEAD GIFTS All names on bronze plaque; rent free use of the Old Pathology Building for a private event (some restrictions apply.)

$1,000,000 Naming right for the Old Pathology Building

$400,000 Named sponsorship of the amphitheater

$200,000 Named sponsorship of the Medicinal Plant Garden

$150,000 Named sponsorship of the Anatomical Museum (no longer available)

$50,000 Named sponsorship of another museum room (9 available)

$25,000 Named annual lecture series (no longer available)

$20,000 Named garden bench (4 available)

All of the above named sponsorships and naming right for the Old Pathology Building are valid for a period of 25 years.


Visionaries   $10,000+ Name on bronze plaque

Founders $5,000-9,999 Name on bronze plaque

Patrons $2,000-4,999 Name on large sidewalk brick

Sponsors $1,000-1,999 Name on small sidewalk brick

Supporters $750-999

Friends $500-749

All lead and major gift donors will receive IMHM gifts, recognition in all museum media, and invitations to Capital Campaign celebratory events.

Capital Campaign News:

6/14/2016:  We're thrilled to announce that we have received a matching Historic Preservation Fund grant from the National Park Service for the second year in a row!  This $47, 400 grant will help cover the cost of the rest of the exterior masonry.  We'll begin this project in the coming months and complete it this fall.

5/12/2016: Thanks to individual donations and a grant through Indiana Landmarks from the Marion County Preservation Fund, we have now completed the masonry work on the north and east elevations of the Old Pathology Building.  We removed old mortar that was smeared on the brick faces, repointed where needed, and replaced spalled and broken bricks.

4/28/2016: Although we remain on Indiana Landmarks' watch list, we have been left off of the Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered List for 2016!  We have a long way to go, but we're very proud of our progress so far!  Thanks to all of our Capital Campaign donors who have made this possible.  And thank you for your continued support as we forge ahead.

12/31/2015: The roof replacement, chimney and gutter repairs, and masonry at the neckline of the building are complete!  This brings us much closer to being watertight.  Next up: the remainder of the exterior masonry.

11/9/2015: Work began on Phase I of repairs to the Old Pathology Building! Masonry work on the roof, such as re-pointing, replacing damaged bricks, and repairing chimneys, is the first step; Phase I work will also include replacing the shingled and membrane roofs of the building and repairing and reattaching gutters.

9/8/2015: The IMHM and its Capital Campaign are featured on the front page of the Indianapolis Star 

8/10/2015: The IMHM's Capital Campaign is the featured cover story in the new August issue of the Indianapolis Medical Society Bulletin.

6/8/2015:  The IMHM is excited to announce that it has received a $50,000 matching Historic Preservation Fund grant from the National Park Service toward replacing the roof on the Old Pathology Building and other "gutters & up" work which will begin shortly. This is the first phase of a massive repair and restoration project to stabilize and preserve the Old Pathology Building.

4/25/2015:  The Indiana Medical History Museum has been named on Indiana Landmark's 2015 Most Endangered list 

The Old Pathology Building has survived 120 years with its original furnishings and equipment intact. Help us ensure the future of this historical gem!


The Old Pathology Building is 

Irreplaceable and Unique

  • It was built in 1896 to facilitate research and education about the physical causes of mental diseases.

  • It is the oldest intact free-standing pathology building in America.

  • It has survived almost entirely in its original architectural configuration.

  • It still contains most of its original furnishings, including laboratory equipment, supplies, records and anatomical specimens.

  • It was designed by the well-known architect Adolph Scherrer, who also designed the Indiana State House and other notable late-19th-century Indianapolis buildings.

The Old Pathology Building is visited by people from all over the world.

Each year, programming at the Old Pathology Building educates thousands of Indiana students, from elementary school students to post-graduates.

The building and its collections provide hands-on experience for students in undergraduate and graduate level museum studies, history, and public history programs.

The Old Pathology Building and the Indiana Medical History Museum comprise and essential part of the cultural life and history of Indianapolis and Central Indiana.


Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC 

Thank you to the following supporters of our 

Capital Campaign to Save the Old Pathology Building


Drs. Meredith & Kathleen Hull

Sponsorship of the Anatomical         Museum 

Dr. & Mrs. George Rapp

Named Annual Lecture Series 

The Lande Family: Greg, Brenda, and Galen

Lois Pless

 James W. Smith, MD

Clay W. Stuckey, DDS




Visionaries $10,000 +

Dr. Robert A. & Lee M. McDougal

Andrea Terrell 

Narcissa Hocker

Family Medicine

 Founders  $5,000-9,999

Franciscan Alliance

Dr. & Mrs. Willliam Capello

Don & Lisa Flick

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Foster

Dr. Gilbert and Mary Jo Gutwein

Jeffrey J. Kellams, MD

Jon Marhenke, MD

Walter Tinsley, MD

Drs. George & Rosemary Weir


Patrons $2,000-4,999

Dr. Charles and Tom Bonsett

Dr. Maryann & Scott Bridge

Bernard J. Emkes,  MD

Drs. Richard & Rebecca Feldman

Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Gantz

Walter W. Jolly, MD

John & Barbara MacDougall

Ms. Janel Rogers

Alan D. Schmetzer

Jane E. Schultz, PhD

Kevin Speer

In Sook Seo, MD

David and Magdalen Zauner

 Michelle K. Zimmerman, MD

Sponsors  $1,000-1,999

Dr. & Mrs. Scott Barnacle

James R. Bounnell

Joan Brand and André Watts

Mr. & Mrs. J. William DuMond

Jim Hamby

Guy J. Hansen

Hunter Heath III, MD

Hendricks Regional Health

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hooker

Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Anne Jay

John Meade

George McAfee

Bruce McDougal 

Shirley Maloney Mueller, MD

Dr. James and Mrs. Rowena Mount

Frank N. Owings Family Foundation

Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD

Pamela Su Perry

Milton Roggenkamp, MD

Drs. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber and Paul Kirchgraber

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Scherschel

Alan Smith

Donald Snyder, MD

Susan Stephens, MD

 Jamie S. Street. MD

Dr. Christian K. Wolf and Elaine Holden-Wolf 

Don P. Zent, MD


Supporters  $750-999

Norma B. Erickson

George Sandusky, DVM, PhD

William Schneider


Friends  $500-749

Dr. & Mrs. D. Craig Brater

Joyce E. Byllesby, MD

John J. Coleman III, MD

Connor & Company, Inc.

Terrence J. Cudahy, MD

Thomas DeLoughery

James and Jane Fesenmeier

Thomas Fischer

Robert Flint, MD

Joel H. Griffith, MD

Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Hahn

Dr. & Mrs. Alvin J. Haley

Katy E. Hall

Nicholas Hatfield

Daniel L. House, MD

Tom and Elaine Howard

Indiana Neurological Society

Indiana Psychiatric Society

Dr. Valerie Jackson

Drs. Gerald & Patricia Keener

Dr. & Mrs. John C. Kohne

John Kreutzfeldt

Mr. Peter Krol

Frederick R. Lane, MD

Dr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Leach

Daniel Lehman, MD

Cindy L. Leland, MD

Douglas & Kwan g Chu Morrell

Lindsay and Mark Richey

Holly Simpson, MD

Kendra & Andrew Smith

Sara Stramel-Brewer

Dr. Charles E. and Mrs. Jacquelyn F. Tomich

Christopher N. Watson, MD

Rosalind Webb, MD

Charles R. Wesley, MD, PhD

Dr. and Mrs. David E. Wheeler



Other Gifts

Sue Arnold

Drs. Geroge & Barbara Backer

Jason Bainter

Sarah Bank

Rebecca Berfanger

Jon R. Bielefeld

Glenn Bingle Ph.D.

Ms. Ann C. Blunk

Chris Bojrab, MD

Ange Bolton

Roseanne Bonjouklian, MD

Sally Boothe

Brent D. Brinkley

Deborah S. Bronnenberg

Dr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Brunk

Mrs. Barbara Burkhardt

Rebecca L. Bushong, MD 

Chad Bussell

Rhea Cain

Robert Campbell, MD

Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter NSDAR

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carpenter

The Carpenter Family

Mark L. Charpentier, MD

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Christie

Marvin Christie, MD

Mr. Mark Cole

Andrew J. Corsaro, MD

Carolyn Cunningham

Deborah L. Cutter

Robert and Shawn Deitch

Stephanie Del Paine

David R. Diaz, MD

William Dick

Marianne Doyle

Marc Duerden, MD

Stephen Dunlop, MD



Heidi M. Dunniway, MD, & Richard Gustafson, MSMC- ret

Norman & Madeleine Dwaihy

Stephen Egan

Dr. William A. Engle

H. Lane Ferree, MD

Stephen W. Perkins, MD

Marilyn Pfisterer

Joseph Porcaro, MD

William R. Powers, MD

Joseph Porcaro

The Questers Old National Road

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Jan Reynolds

Lindsay Richey

Wendy A. Fisk

Lindsey Fortner

Drs. R. J. Michael and Shirley A. Fry

Philip S. Gibbs, MD

Alan Gillespie, MD

Ted W. Grisell, MD

Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

Marion Haerle

Paula Hall, MD

Sarah Halter

Catherine Hamaker

Barbara Hamilton

Mark M. Hamilton, MD

Paul Haney

Richard S. Hansell, MD

William Hazen

Eric A. Henricks, MD

Dr. & Mrs. Bruce J. Hopkins

Mr. & Mrs. Giles Hoyt

John Humphrey

Ella Hurrell

Kathryn S. Hutchens, MD

Jon Igelman

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Inui

Valerie Jackson

Drs. Arthur and Carlyanna Jay

Rosemarie M. Jeffery, MD

Steve & Tracy Johnson

Barbara Jones

John D. Jones, MD

Russell Judd, MD

Clarke Kahlo

William Keeling

Chris Kellams

Brenda Keller

Erin K. Kelley & Jeff Zickgraf

Harold & Sharon Kennedy

Juliet L. King

Leroy King

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. Klee

Dr. & Mrs. John C. Klein

Leah Knight

Jeffrey & Jennifer Kollath

Jean Kraft, MD

Gopal Krishna, MD

John Krol

Vidya S. Kora, MD

Dr. Gerald Kurlander

Larry and Annette LaRowe

Rene Llewellyn

Dr. Mary Mader

Steve & Stacie (Wenk) Makhacha

David Mandelbaum

Ashley Mann

Dr. Anita R. Martin & Harry R. Vernon

Timothy McCall

William McGarvey, MD

Michael & Jamie Mellinger

Joseph Merrick

Anna M. Miller, PhD, RN

Scott R. Miller, MD

Glenn D. Moak, MD

David Moore, MD

Ms. Elizabeth Monroe

Anne B. Moran

Andrew Morrison, MD

Thomas Mote, MD

David J. Need, MD

Dr. & Mrs. Ray Nicholson, Jr.



Ms. Cathleen Nine-Altevogt

Jeremy Oliver, MD

James T. Poulos, MD, FACP 

Ms. Diane Quinn

Linda Riski-Lindorff

Janet E. Roepke. MD, PhD

Debra Ross

Terri Ruehl Young

Julie Ruschhaupt

Dr. & Mrs.Thomas G. Samter

Dr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Sartore

Katherine Satterfield

Phyllis Schmidt, MD

Ms. Nikki Schofield

Matthew Schultz

Dr. & Mrs. Dwight W. Schuster

Mary K. Scott

Frederick Shaffer

Marianne Sheline

Jerry Shepherd

Lynnette Sievert

Linda S. Sirugo, MD

John Slack, MD

Aaron Smith

Jodi Smith, MD

Kendra Smith

Andrew Solberg

Dale R. South, Jr., MD

Dea Stanley

Steven Stucky

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Stump

John K. Sturman, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Willis A. Swan, Jr.

Dr. Edward Taylor

Virginia L. Terpening

Eric Tibesar, MD

Sarah Tilland

Catherine Trinkle

Mary Kay Turner, MD

Connie Ulbright

Sally Van de Water

Dr. and Mrs. Santi Vibul

Mary Jean Vorwald, MD

Dr. and Mrs. J. Edward Wagoner

Gerald Walthall, MD

Zachary Wampler

Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Darlene Wehr

Amy Weir

Cynthia L. Wells

Amanda White

Thomas Whiteman, MD, FACS

Kenneth N. Wiesert, MD

Dr. Kirk R. Wilhelmus

Mark Willis

Melinda Wilkinson

Kathryn Wilmot

Mr. Jerry Wright

Terri Ruehl Young

In Kind Gifts

Connor & Company, Inc.

Pyramid Architecture & Engineering


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