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Special Sept. 4 Tour Of Historic LaPorte Home

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August 25, 2014 — Indiana Landmarks opens the Scott-Rumely House in LaPorte for an exclusive tour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) Sept. 4.

La Porte Mayor Emmet Scott built the grand Classical Revival house in 1901 and it remained in the family until 1979. His daughter Fanny and her husband Edward A. Rumely—physician, industrialist, progressive educator, owner of the New York Evening Mail—entertained national business and cultural leaders in the home.

During the event, visitors will tour the 4,900-square-foot house at 211 Rose Street, which has original oak woodwork, wood floors, two fireplaces and a two-story carriage house. The property fills an entire city block.

Indiana Landmarks bought the house earlier this year, rescuing it from neglect and vacancy. The nonprofit preservation group is replacing the roof and making other repairs. Community volunteers helped clean the grounds during a work day last spring, as Indiana Landmarks – in partnership with its affiliate, People Engaged in Preservation, and the LaPorte Historic Preservation Commission – prepared the house to be listed for sale.

Although the Landmark Look is free, reservations are required and may be made at lookrumely.eventbrite.com or by calling 317-822-7923.

Source: Indiana Landmarks

 

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