Local Preservation Organizations announce plans for Historic Preservation Week
Logansport Landmarks and the Logansport Historic Preservation Commission are partnering In a series of activities designed to promote public awareness of the historical preservation of both residential and business structures within the community during Historic Preservation Week, May 13 to May 20.
On Saturday. May 19,the Historic Preservation Commission will host tours of two houses of local historical interest. Judy Masters will host a tour of her parents’ house at 2430 East Broadway, Masters will talk about the history of the house and its recent restoration. The second house, owned by Cheryl Callahan, is one of the remaining structures in what was once the red light district in Logansport and is located at 612 East Wabash Avenue. Jan Newton, Chairperson of the Historical Commission, will be on hand to discuss the house’s history and architecture. Artifacts from the two tour houses as well as other local artifacts will be on display in both houses. The residences will be available for viewing from 1-3 p.m.
From 4-7 p.m. on May 19, the public is invited to The People’s Winery to view more local memorabilia and to listen to music by Sam Piercy. Those going are encouraged to dress in vintage clothing or to portray a local historical character. A prize will be given for the best costume. Mayor Dave Kitchell will be there to talk about the challenges Logansport faces with historical preservation.
Preservation Week will culminate with Logansport Landmark’s 3rd annual Pitch In picnic on May 20 at the historic Burgman residence at 630 South 15th Street. Those attending can tour the upstairs restoration to date of the Victorian from 12 to 2 p.m.. The picnic will take place from 2 to 5. Everyone is asked to bring a dish. Preservation issues, strategies, and successes will be discussed. Logansport Historical Commission Board member Tia Justice will speak about her family’s ongoing restoration of the former Greensfelder home which she and her husband recently purchased. The mansion was formerly on Logansport Landmarks endangered list.
The Historical Commission is asking for anyone who has memorabilia from Logansport history which they would like displayed at the tours or People’s Winery to contact Chairperson Jan Newton via the Commission’s Facebook page or at Legacy Outfitters, 116 S. 6th Street.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Historic Preservation Commission & Logansport Landmarks