Dedicated to Historic preservation and restoration of the Victorian Era and my own spin on why things are the way they are. Paul Willham, Editor & Publisher
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
New Project: The Historic 1884 Burgman Building
We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the historic Burgman Building, an 1884 commercial Italianate building in Logansport Indiana.
The building was listed on that cities historic preservation inventory but had been 'delisted' at the request of a former owner . The last owners had been 'remodeling it' but fortunately nothing irreversible was done.
The building is a period perfect example of a Commercial Italianate corner building and was built for the Burgman family who operated a corner store on the 15th street side and a saloon on the Smead St side.
Of critical importance historically is the second floor residence of the Burgman family. This second floor has only had minor alterations over the years and still retains its high ceilings , original Eastlake woodwork and a rarest of the rare "Persian Parlor" with its hand painted and stencil designs. That room will be restored to its original excellence
The building will undergo a complete restoration to Secretary of the Interior standards for Historic preservation with the goal of a local state and national ,historic status.
I have been involved in Historic Preservation and Restoration for the last 25 plus years. I am president of Victorian Antiquities & Design. I am proud to be a part of restoring the architectural history of our country.