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Lafayette's Fowler House is on the market
A treasured Lafayette landmark is on the market. Last month, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association announced that it will sell the Moses Fowler House, a difficult but necessary step in ensuring the historic property’s long-term preservation.
Built in 1852 by prominent merchant and banker Moses Fowler, the home occupies a hilltop on the east edge of downtown Lafayette. Fowler based his home’s grand Gothic Revival style on a plan published by A.J. Downing, a national architectural tastemaker. In 1917, Fowler’s grandson Cecil used the Tudor Revival style in an addition. The home is still a show-stopper, with original decorative barge boards, Gothic arches, and an expansive porch. The stunning exterior is matched inside by elaborate woodwork, ornamental plaster, and beautiful fireplaces.
Since 1941, The Tippecanoe County Historical Association has maintained the house as a museum and event facility, but after careful deliberation the group decided to find new owner who will make more full use of the property and invest in its preservation.
The house would make an extraordinary private home or business location. As part of the sale, the Historical Association has committed to donating an easement to Indiana Landmarks to protect the property’s exterior, grounds, and significant character-defining interior features.
The Fowler House is listed for $1.25 million. To learn more about the property and see more photos – both historic and current – visit the Tippecanoe County Historical Society’s website. For more information about Indiana Landmarks’ easement program, contact Tommy Kleckner in our Western Regional Office, 812-232-4534, email@example.com.