(Dec. 11, 1937-Oct. 29, 2020). Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Lynn Hopkins Molzan studied at the University of Washington and Pratt Institute in New York. His career in Indianapolis began in 1961 with Everett I. Brown Company architects, working on major school projects in Indiana.

Indianapolis City Market, ca. 1990s Credit: Indiana Historical Society View Source

In 1965, he joined Evans Woollen and Associates, became a partner, and in 1982 the firm was renamed Woollen, Molzan And Partners, where he practiced until the firm closed in 2011. Notable examples of his work with the firm were the Musical Arts Center at Indiana University; the restoration of the Indiana Theatre in Indianapolis; the White River Gardens Conservatory at the Indianapolis Zoo; the Marian College Library, the renovation of Murphy Auditorium in historic New Harmony, Indiana; the Strider Theatre at Colby College in Maine; the Indianapolis Central Library renovation and addition; additions to the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation; the renovation of the Indianapolis City Market; and the Wabash Valley Correctional Institution.

Lynn received many architectural service awards during his career. He became an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Fellow and also received the AIA Indiana Gold Medal. He was active in Indianapolis in the support and preservation of historic places and neighborhoods, particularly the Old Northside and Herron Place neighborhoods.

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