New Life for Historic Building: Sage Mansion

Have you heard the news? The former location of the Vigo County Historical Museum will be turned into a Bed and Breakfast!

Believe it or not, I (Rachael) have helped to keep this secret (while plans were being finalized) for over a year. It is a joy to see Jevy pursue this dream; we are lucky to have her talent in our community. Read on for details!

Former Historical Museum will Continue to Attract Guest and Visitors

The Sage-Robinson-Nagel House at 1411 S 6 Street housed the Vigo County Historical Society and Museum for over 60 years. With the Museum moving to the History Center at 929 Wabash Avenue, we are happy to announce that the Sage Mansion has new owners and a new purpose. Jevy Lenderman, owner of Sage Mansion LLC, and her husband Ben have purchased the property with plans to open a Bed and Breakfast in this historic home.

“We are just so excited to restore this gorgeous place and allow people to come in and experience one of our city’s first grand homes,” said owner Jevy. “We will be keeping the integrity of the structure and making some needed upgrades and repairs. We really want to showcase the beauty of this historic home while offering guests the comforts of a modern, boutique style inn.”

The finished Bed & Breakfast will boast several guest rooms with private baths. Additionally there will be several large common areas for gathering with numerous small event opportunities. “There is so much potential for this charming home and the setting couldn’t be more perfect in this quaint, historic neighborhood” continued Lenderman. “We look forward to being an asset to the community—a gem that locals are proud of and visitors want to return to.”

“The Historical Society has known about this plan for some time, and we are excited that we can finally share it,” stated Marylee Hagan, Executive Director. “We know this will be a great addition to the neighborhood and the community. With all the times over the years that people have wondered aloud about staying overnight in the museum, this seems like the perfect opportunity for them to see what it’s like.”

While there is much to do, the Lendermans plan to refurbish and remodel over the next year and open in the spring of 2020. More plans will be shared as the project progresses.