Lane Building Suffers Severe Storm Damage

  Warsaw’s landmark Lane Building at the corner of Main and Van Buren suffered major damage during Monday evening’s storm. A portion of the wall facing Van Buren Street collapsed and a large section of the  roof  “peeled back.” The buildings current tenants include Statuary Garden and World Finance. Warsaw City employees assisted Statuary Garden owner Mary Langewisch in removing items from her shop. World Finance did not suffer damage and remains open. 
The Lane Building dates back more than 100 years and it is believed the damaged section was added to the structure in 1909. Originally Freeman-Drake Hardware Store, Leonard Lane purchased the building following his marriage to Miriam Freeman and the business became Lane & Sons. Following Lane’s death in 2001, his son Terry and daughter-in-law Maureen Lane acquired ownership. 
  According to Warsaw Mayor Eddie Simons, the city is concerned with the structural viability of several historic downtown properties and has established a board of appeals to assist owners.