John H. Bass Mansion
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, 46808
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The Bass Mansion, also known as Brookside, is an administrative building and historic structure at the University of Saint Francis located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The hand-carved, sandstone mansion was the private residence of industrialist John Henry Bass from 1902-1944.
The Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration bought the home and more than 65 acres of surrounding landscape from the Bass family in 1944 and relocated their college. Since 1944, the mansion served as library and residence to the college.
Restoration efforts began in 2009 and by the end of 2010 the mansion has been completely restored after many years of constant use. Along with the restoration, the university restored the name of the mansion to Brookside, as John Henry Bass originally planned.
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