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SOLD – c.1862 Classical Revival Mansion For Sale on 1.42 Acres in Indiana Via Real Estate Auction – SOLD
November 19, 2023
OHU50K Notes Sold for $125,000
This mansion for sale via real estate auction was built in 1862 by the Shirk family (some records indicate the original home was built in 1830 by the Hood family). It is known as the Shirk-Edwards House. Elbert Shirk was a banker. It was built in 1862 as a two0story Italianate mansion, but in 1921 was remodeled into a Classical Revival. It was listed on the National Register in 1995.
The home boasts 7, 700+ square feet of finished area on a partial cellar type basement. The home features all the natural beauty you would expect from this era including: Natural woodwork, curved staircase, antique light fixtures, hardwood floors, pocket doors, built-in cabinetry, butlers pantry, maids quarters with separate staircase, 4 fireplaces, newer gas steam radiant heating system.
Part of a 6 tract auction, tract 2. Auction date Tuesday November 28th @ 6pm. Auction held at the First Christian Church Firehouse. Spectacular 2 story Italianate Neoclassical Revival limestone mansion. The home has 7 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, kitchen, formal dining room, living room, great room, den and extra rooms. The home sits on a beautiful 1.418 acre lot in the heart of Peru (There is an driveway easement off of Hood St running through the bed and breakfast property to access this home. There is frontage on W Main St where an owned drive could potentially be put in to access the home). This is a spectacular home with a rich history. There is a 1, 700+ square foot carriage house with attic area (The carriage house is currently not set up for car storage, but could easily be converted). This home is on the National Historical Registry, click on the downloads icon to view documentation regarding the registration and important history of the home.
1.42 acre lot
Build date 1862
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One of the most fascinating people who lived in this house was Marie Stuart Edwards (b.1880). Over six feet in height with brown hair and eyes, she was known as “a woman of brilliant, buoyant personality.” Marie was a graduate of Smith College and helped her father run the Peru Chair Company. In 1904, she married Richard Edwards with whom she had one son. She was a suffragist and social reformer who helped found the League of Women Voters, serving both as Treasurer and then Vice President.