When the high school known as Old North opened in 1922, the 1887 Carmel High School building was purchased by C. Y. Foster and leased to the B. R. Hunt Manufacturing Company, which manufactured cases for musical instruments. The factory employed about 15 people. In 1925, Carmel lost express service on the Monon, and the company moved its operation to Union City.
The dates of the B. R. Hunt factory (1922-1925) coincide with that of the Carmel Community Orchestra of which the Hunt family was quite involved.
This picture shows the high school building with B. R. Hunt signage across the front.