Indiana State Soldiers' Home

100 Years Ago
G.A.R. and W.R.C. Cottages


Source of information and photographs: 1901: Indiana State Soldiers' Home, Lafayette


No. 1. The Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, built the four cottages shown in this cut at a cost of $3,488.09, and presented them to the Home.  They each have four rooms and will lodge four persons.  They have no bathrooms, but are all provided with closets.

No 2 is also a G.A.R. cottage, built for the engineer of the pumping station.  It is located on the Riverside Road, has four large rooms, bathroom, closet and garrett, and cost $500.

Nos. 3 and 5 were built by the Marsh B. Taylor and John A. Logan W.R.C., of Lafayette, and are alike in construction. They have two rooms and closets, but no bathrooms.  The W.R.C. Department of Indiana, Spencer County, Wabash County, Porter County, Hendricks County, Stark County, Lawrence County and Jay County, all have cottages like Nos. 3 and 5.  They cost from $450 to $535 each.

No. 4.  Built by John A. Logan Circle, Ladies of the G.A.R., Lafayette, a two-room cottage, with closets, but no bathrooms.   Knox County, Newton County, Floyd County and Jennings County each have cottages built upon this plan.  They are intended to accommodate man and wife.

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