Online Highways Home > Indiana > Madison

James F.D. Lanier State Historic Site

Search Madison Indiana

This Greek Revival style mansion was designed by architect Francis Costigan and completed in 1844. The wrought iron that adorns the mansion was fabricated in Madison foundries. The house features a three story spiral staircase and several pieces of original furniture. The mansion was the home of James F.D. Lanier, a banker who financed the state during a difficult period of the Civil War with a loan of more than $1 million.

Location: 511 W First Street, Madison Indiana 47250 Telephone 812-265-3526 Fax 812-265-3501

Other History nearby:
(Cincinnati) American Sign Museum
(Covington) Carroll Chimes Bell Tower
(Covington) Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
(Louisville) Cave Hill Cemetery
(Cincinnati) Clifton House
(New Albany) Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

05/16 Coming to The Madison area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.