201 E Washington St, New Richmond, IN 47967
$64,000 OFF MARKET
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The tiny village of New Richmond (pop. 333) is the home of this c.1838 fixer upper known as the Washburn House . Number 201 E. Washington Street is was one of the town’s original lots. Most likely, attorney Nicholas L. Washburn (1808-1877) built a log cabin here in 1838, but no vestiges of it are still apparent.
Evidence points to the existing house being built on the lot in the 1870’s for Nicholas’ son, Dr. D.M. Washburn (1850-1941), wife Sarah Simpson and their 2 children. Sarah was a refined lady who played the square grand piano, the same piano which is still available in the home.
The gorgeous staircase is the focal point of this Italianate with Greek Revival elements. It goes all the way up to the third floor, possibly to the cupola at one time. The zebra striped flooring, popular in homes of the 1860’s-1870’s, is another amazing feature of this fabulous fixer upper.
Read the realtor comments below for further history of the home.
Known as the Washburn Home from 1838-1883. Rear portion of fixer upper is Federalist style, main portion of 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.
Fixer upper features tall ceilings, the thickest walls you’ve ever seen, moldings and baseboards! 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.