About This 1838 Washburn Home In New Richmond Indiana
This house is known as the Washburn Home from 1838-1883. The rear portion of home is Federalist style and the main portion of the 1st floor is Greek Revival, 2nd floor, staircase & cupola Italianate & final addition BenHur Mantel, Dr’s office, hand carved Walnut ‘box winder’ staircase center of home-in original each room in each half is duplicated both sides of home.
The home features tall ceilings, the thickest walls you’ve ever seen, moldings and baseboards! The 6′ X 246′ front porch & 2nd floor balcony showcases full length window/doors that open to this balcony. Nicholas Washburn General Lew Wallace (yes of Ben Hur fame 1880) Crawfordsville, IN were family friends and both attorneys. This was back in the days when the daily trains connected New Richmond to Indianapolis & Chicago. Original Sarah Washburn piano from 1882-1883 is negotiable. This lot has plenty of room to build a large garage.