Open house held at Memorial Home in Logansport

Last Updated on May 27, 2024 by Cass County Communication Network

Friends of Memorial Home, a dedicated group committed to preserving and revitalizing a cherished local landmark, hosted an open house at the Memorial Home, 706 E. Market St. in Logansport on May 27, 2024.

The Kendrick-Baldwin house was built in 1860 for Stuart B. Kendrick, a banker, then used as a school, and in 1875 it became a boarding house. In the 1870s, it was purchased by attorney Daniel Pratt Baldwin, who served as State Attorney General from 1880 to 1882, and lived there until his death in 1908.

In 1920, it was sold to Cass County Post 60 of the American Legion.

That year, a new Indiana law allowed counties to appropriate money for the construction of buildings dedicated to those who fought in World War I. The inscription over the door of the 1922 brick addition reads “War Veterans Memorial Home.”

Most of the home’s more ornate features were removed during the renovations between 1920 and 1922.

The property is now owned by the City of Logansport and plans are underway to repair the roof to prevent further structural damage.

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