October 23, 2015

Preservation Personals: Matthews Mansion Meets the Market

  • By: Nick Totten

Limestone Mansion -- Ellettsville, Indiana

Ever heard of John Matthews? How about the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.? Some of the stone and carvings used for the cathedral were provided by the Matthews & Sons Stone Co.

What does this have to do with me? Let me introduce myself: I am the Matthews Mansion, otherwise known as the Limestone Mansion, and I celebrate my 135th birthday this year. Pleased to make your acquaintance!

After 25 years with splendid owners, I am back on the market. My property includes more than two acres of American history, and I am even listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll notice four carved reliefs on my facade, one for each of the Matthews children.

I also boast spacious rooms and three fireplaces. If you prefer, I can be used for office space, and I’m conveniently located near Indiana University.

Learn more about me here.

Matthews Mansion, Ellettsville, Indiana

photo by: Homestead Realty

6445 W. Maple Grove Road, Ellettsville, Indiana

photo by: Homestead Realty

Nick Totten is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He takes particular delight in historic museums and libraries. In addition, he enjoys performing music, playing with words, and appreciating the local sites and views on foot.

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