Indiana's Howe Military Academy campus listed for sale

This undated file photo shows Howe Military Academy in Howe, Ind. (file photo courtesy WNDU)

HOWE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana military school that's shutting down is now up for sale.

A real estate company has put a $4 million asking price on the 63-acre site of Howe Military Academy. The Zacher Co. lists the site with 26 buildings and a solar farm and suggests it could be used for education, a retirement facility, recreation, as a religious institution or rehabilitation center.

Leaders cited declining enrollment for their decision in March to close the 135-year-old school in the town of Howe, about 50 miles north of Fort Wayne. Its final graduation ceremony is set for June 1.

The campus includes an Italianate-style mansion built in 1876 that was the home of school namesake John Badlam Howe and is listed as endangered by the Indiana Landmarks preservation group.

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