Property For Sale


Morse House

218 E. Main Street | Wabash

Built: 1885 —
4,597 SQ. FEET
Robert Lundquist, Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services, Inc.

Ready for Restoration

Imposing 19-room Victorian home located on a spacious double lot in the East Wabash Historic District needs buyer that can return it to its former glory. Built for local banker Frank Morse in 1885, this house has all the hallmarks of the grand Italianate style, including elaborate roof brackets and tall windows capped by ornate limestone headers. The interior retains original features, including a winding walnut staircase, 3 Victorian-era fireplaces, ornate wood trim and more.

The house was divided into four apartment units in 1911, and today includes 8 bedrooms and 4 full baths. A rare summer kitchen still survives at the back of the house, and a Classical Revival-style front porch added sometime in the 1900s offers generous outdoor living space.

Indiana Landmarks is seeking a buyer that can return the property to a single-family dwelling. The home will require updates to the utility systems, baths, and kitchen, along with exterior carpentry and masonry work. The Morse House will be sold with preservation covenants requiring all exterior work to be approved by Indiana Landmarks.