Save This Old House: Indiana Victorian-Era Gem
Sprawling circa-1850 home filled with character
Lavish Home in Need of Restoration
Published April 2016
Location: Logansport, Indiana
Contact: Memi Perez Rennewanz, 574-992-8011, [email protected]
The history When Senator John Tipton died, in 1839, his 11-year-old son, George, was barely old enough to help out on the family farm. But the adult George didn't allow that early misfortune to stand in his way, transforming the small parcel his father left him into a flourishing business that sold produce to markets in Chicago. Around 1850, he and his wife, Sarah, built this sprawling home on the land and eventually had five children. When George died, in 1873, the house was sold outside the family. In 1890, the facade was altered where it faced the newly built street, including the addition of an impressive two-story porch. Most recently, the house was purchased by a local real-estate agent, who started a restoration. She's now looking to sell it to someone with the time and means to finish the job.
Shown: The 3,948-square-foot house has four bedrooms and one bathroom and sits on a half-acre lot. A new owner could finish the basement and attic to add another 2,500 square feet of living space.