Kokomo Indiana’s Old Silk Stocking Neighborhood has a number of old historic houses but there is one mansion that stands out among them. The magnificent home was built in 1889, by Monroe Seiberling who was the owner of the Diamond Plate Glass Company. The Romanesque Revival – Queen Ann style mansion has 27 rooms and 10 fireplaces.
After World War II, Indiana University purchased the home and used it as part of their campus. By 1964 the university no long used the old house and it sat empty and in a state of disrepair. After talk of demolition the Howard County Historical Society purchased the home in 1972. After extensive renovation the home is now used as a museum.
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