The town of Winchester Indiana sits on the eastern side of the state and is mostly known for the speedway named after the town. South of downtown is a massive second empire style house known as the Stone Mansion. The house is not made of stone, but brick. It is named for Asahel Stone, the man that had the home constructed. He was a Civil War General and also served as a Congressman.
The house was constructed in 1872 for Asahel and his wife Lydia. They lived in the home almost two decades until Asahel died in 1891 and Lydia about a year later in 1892. They were buried next to each other in nearby Fountain Park Cemetery. A cemetery that was created when Asahel donated the land for it to be used by the citizens of Winchester.
The Stones did not have any children and the home passed through several hands over the years. In 2019 the home was purchased by a non-profit organization called Save The Old Properties (S.T.O.P.) Some clam the old house is haunted by the spirits of its former owners. I am not sure about that but they do give tours of the historic home. you can see more at thier website HERE
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