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Located on Washington Street, this is the former estate of John H. Barker, the founder of the Haskell & Barker Railroad Car Company. The 38 room mansion built in 1857 and modeled after English Victorian manors, features hand carved marble fireplaces; mahogany, walnut and teak woodwork; baroque ceilings; a third story ballroom; and a sunken garden. The house contains many original furnishings and works of art.

Location: 631 Washington St., Michigan City Indiana 46360 Telephone 219-873-1520

Other History nearby:
(Berrien Springs) 1839 Historic Courthouse Museum
(Hammond) Annual Indian Arts Expo
(Wilmette) Baha'i House of Worship
(Michigan City) Barker Mansion
(Chicago) Buckingham Fountain
(Valparaiso) Chapel of the Resurrection

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