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William Henry Harrison’s Vincennes mansion beneath renovation

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VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A historic Vincennes mansion that was the moment property to President William Henry Harrison is at the moment under renovation.

Grouseland, crafted between 1803 and 1804, is considered the oldest brick house in Indiana. The Nationwide Historic Landmark, recognised for its Federal-type architecture and vital role in American heritage, now serves as the William Henry Harrison Mansion and Museum.

“We aim listed here on Grouseland throughout the Harrison significant several years which we simply call 1800 to 1812. The household in fact owned it until about 1850,” stated Lisa Ice-Jones, executive director of Grouseland Foundation.

The Sturdy Restoration Firm is in the course of action of restoring two of the principal rooms of the residence, together with improvements outside. The project is anticipated to value all over $1.2 million bucks.

The venture is staying finished with the aid of Sturdy Restoration Enterprise, identified for working especially with historical homes.

“Some of it is in fact locating the authentic items and restoring it back to its first state,” explained Jason Lee, job manager.

Restoration is scheduled for done by June 30 even so, excursions of the mansion will still be obtainable whilst get the job done is underway.

The house is open up calendar year-spherical. For far more info, phone (812) 882-2096 or e-mail [email protected]

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(This story was at first posted on January 16, 2021)