Fundraiser eyed to replace Indiana mansion’s slate roof

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP): A 19th century mansion that’s one of Kokomo’s most iconic buildings is getting a fundraiser for an estimated $500,000 project to replace its slate roof.

The Howard County Historical Society will host a May 26 open house at the Seiberling Mansion to announce the group’s capital campaign for the 1891 home.

Howard County Commissioner Paul Wyman says the roof replacement will likely cost about $500,000, but county matching funds will help pay for the project.

Wyman says the 125-year-old mansion draws visitors to the city about 40 miles north of Indianapolis who boost the local economy during their visits to tour the ornate structure.

The Kokomo Tribune reports the mansion was built for the family of industrialist Monroe Seiberling and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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