The house, a two-story frame with a mansard roof forming an attic, was built by Elijah Stevens, who came to Logansport from Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Mr. Stevens lived in the house for many years. In 1873 he sold the house to Pratt, then moved to Logansport's west side, on the corner of Brown and West Broadway.
Above: U S Senator Daniel D. Pratt in office 1869-1875
Senator Pratt's first wife was a Miss James from Rising Sun, IN. His second wife was Mrs. James Warren, whom he married in 1865. After Pratt died in 1877, she moved back to New York.
Pratt had two sons and one daughter. One son, Charles, died young. James, the other son was killed at the battle in Hanover, VA in 1864, during the Civil War. The daughter, Julia, married an Englishman named E. S. Huntington.
Above: Pratt home being torn down.
The house was vacant for a long time, then it was removed in the 1960s. The area is now occupied by the United States Post office of Logansport.
It makes this blogger very sad to look at the photos....