Colonial Revival Showplace
This gracious 1896 Colonial Revival home, designed for a young widow, is a true gem of East Central Indiana’s gas boom, and the product of a brief partnership of two British-trained Indiana architects, Alfred Grindle and Charles Weatherhogg. Built of pressed buff brick and trimmed in Indiana limestone, it has three floors each of roughly 2,500 square feet, large light-filled rooms, and a two-story carriage house. As seen in the American Architect and Building News, it has “Chicago-style” windows and other design ideas popularized by the 1892 Chicago World’s Fair. Outstanding details include original woodwork, eight fireplaces (including in three of the four second-floor bedrooms), coved ceilings, stained glass windows, slate roof, French and pocket doors, period hardware, historic light fixtures, and an unrestored ballroom on the third floor. The master bedroom has a sitting area/nursery, built-ins and walk-in closets, full bath and laundry area. Saved from exploitation as a student rental and brothel, the 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has been lovingly if not quite fully restored and is located in the National Register-listed Emily Kimbrough Historic District within view of the landmark St. Lawrence Catholic Church.