In Need of a Rescuer
Indiana Landmarks and the City of Logansport are seeking an angel to save the historic Schneider building from demolition. Solid overall, the building suffered a collapse of its northwest corner back in December due to damage from unabated water infiltration. The City issued a demolition order but would prefer to find someone who is willing to rehabilitate the building. The City now holds title the building, which has a clear title.
Built in 1898 by G. M. Schneider, the two-story, three-bay 3,000 square foot brick building has a full basement and sits on a generous 90’ x 57’ lot. Rated Notable in the 1981 Cass County Historic Sites and Structures Inventory, the building retains much of its original front facade detail, including the inscription “G.M. Schneider 1898” at the peak of the front façade. Most recently used as apartments, some tin ceilings and original woodwork remain.
Zoned R3, this building could be adapted into a unique home. A 432-square-foot detached garage offers additional possibilities, with a large yard separating the two buildings.
The City of Logansport is willing to stabilize and help with repairs to the exterior. The property will be sold with preservation covenants and local landmark status, requiring exterior work to be approved by Indiana Landmarks and the Logansport Historic Preservation Commission. The interior is yours to re-imagine!