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Welcome to the Cass County Visitors Bureau's "Pop-Up Art & History Trail!
This building has offered entertainment to Logansport since about 1941, when it opened under the management of Herbert Sullivan. He also managed the competing Logansport Theaters, the Roxy and the Paramount. At that time, the building shed its former use as a retail establishment, having earlier housed the well-known Seybold Dry Goods and the John H. Etnire & sons Furniture Company for many years.
The building was likely updated with its current Art Moderne style between 1935 and 1941. The smooth finish, metal panel facade, corrugated stainless steel ticket booth, glass block window and horizontal, streamlined look are all typical of the style.
In 2016, the State Theatre Preservation Society became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the historic State Theatre in downtown Logansport, Ind. The theatre is listed on the Indiana and National Registers of Historic Place as part of the Courthouse Square Historic District, and celebrated its 75th year in operation in June 2015. Today, the theatre is a live performance venue.
The Pop Up Art and History Trail is presented by the Cass County Visitors Bureau in partnership with Logan's Landing, the Cass County Historical Society, the City of Logansport and Cass County Communication Network (published by Existential Media LLC) as a way to encourage residents and visitors to learn more about our community's history and local attractions.
For more information, contact the Cass County Visitors Bureau at (574)-753-4856 or visit their website at visit-casscounty.com.