Indiana State Soldiers' Home
100 Years Ago
The Old People's Home


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

The Old People's Home is occupied by old soldiers and their wives who are too feeble to walk to the main dining-room for their meals.  It contains a dining room large enough to seat sixty persons, a large kitchen, matrons' dining-room, barber shop, bathrooms and closets, and thirteen living rooms, on the first floor; a large parlor and twenty living rooms, bathrooms and closets on the second floor.

The Old People's Home has a north front of one hundred and eight feet and a depth of one hundred and twelve feet.  The tower is one hundred and forty-eight feet high, and from it can be seen Lafayette, Delphi, Battle Ground and the surrounding country for miles.

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