This home, located in Madison Indiana, is an historic landmark and tourist stop for the many people who travel to our city for it’s beauty and historic significance. The mansion is a Greek revival structure built buy the noted architect Francis Costigan in 1844, it was built for J.F.D. Lanier one of Indiana’s most important men in the 19 century because of his ties to banking and the railroad.
It was Lanier who loaned money to the state of Indiana to keep it from bankruptcy and to enable the state to support troops for the Civil War. Much of the furniture and the 3-story spiral staircase remain along with the traditional gardens that reflected late 19-century living. This is one of the many images of this home and many of the other historic structures that our city is famous for, I will try to share a few more with you later this week. Thanks for taking a look.