1920 Spanish Revival – Terre Haute, IN

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Posted July 2018. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 7/27/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/20/19   -   34 Comments
46 Allendale, Terre Haute, IN 47802

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  • $249,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4518 Sq Ft
  • 3.51 Ac.
The house that Coke built... this Spanish revival style hillside home offers history galore. Currently on the Indiana landmarks 10 Most Endangered list this home is looking for someone to restore it to its former glory. This home has five bedrooms that used to be the upper floor ballroom. A kitchen was added at a later date. Sitting on a sprawling 4 acres this home has beautiful grounds to roam. This estate known as Rocky Edge offers a rich history, located in Allendale subdivision. The pool was created and built by New York's Lord and Burnham. The same company that created the New York Botannical Gardens. This home will be a labor of love and need a lot of renovation but it offers so much potential. Call listing agent for additional details and information.
Last Active Agent
Mark McCreery, Re/Max
(812) 235-4433
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34 Comments on 1920 Spanish Revival – Terre Haute, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10345 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Photos from 2011: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2011/08/22/1923-terre-haute-in/

    Unless you are really interested in buying, please do not call the agent for photo tours.

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    • AvatarZann says: 532 comments

      I really don’t mean this to sound rude to readers who do this, and I apologize if it comes across that way, but I am boggled every time you have to say this, Kelly. Unless you know the agent is okay with allowing you to visit and take pictures for sites like this one or for other promotional purposes that will help sell the house, it’s really not a nice thing to do.

      I don’t know. I probably shouldn’t say that, but I guess it’s because it surprises me every time, and I wanted to give you some back up.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10345 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        The last owner was hounded with photographers and people that wanted tours. It got so bad I had to close comments and then they’d email me, like I could give them permission! I’d hate for the agent to be swarmed with emails and phone calls just because people want to take a peek not because they want to buy it.

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        • AvatarZann says: 532 comments

          That’s horrible. 🙁

          Sometimes people forget to think. Just because it is on the internet doesn’t mean it is public domain. It is someone’s private property, and no one likes their privacy invaded.

          Hopefully that will not be the case this time around.

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          • TXJewelTXJewel says: 293 comments
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            1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
            Strawn, TX

            What angers me, is that some people think if there are not any “No Trespassing” signs (or if they conveniently don’t happen to see one) that means that they have the right to enter someone else’s private property. They forget that everything that doesn’t belong to them belongs to someone else.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4558 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      This house most certainly has always captured people’s imaginations. There are all sorts of stories and rumors about it locally, (all complete BS).

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    • AvatarGina S. says: 24 comments

      I’m kind of shocked at the level of deterioration in just seven years! What a tragedy! This house is absolutely to die for, and I sincerely hope that someone with bottomless pockets will snap this jewel up and restore it to it’s former glory. It would be worth every penny.

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  2. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 856 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    what a pity how the house grew more damaged along the years since 2011 🙁 Hope it will be saved! The pool would be incredible!

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  3. AvatarRobinjn says: 220 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    It would take deep pockets to restore her, but she so deserves it. Those tile murals alone are worth the purchase price. I hope someone who truly has the resources to do it right steps up to the plate.

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  4. RossRoss says: 2406 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    This place is…..I N T O X I C A T I N G !

    Wow!

    WOW!!!!!!

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    • Elizabeth WElizabeth W says: 57 comments
      Calgary,

      Right? The house itself is astounding, and I have to admit, nature reclaiming the greenhouse/sunroom/gazebo is hauntingly beautiful.

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      • AvatarZann says: 532 comments

        I agree. I was actually wondering how feasible it would be to maintain the greenhouse area as is/fix some hazards and then rent it out for photo shoots.

        Truthfully, someone with enough money could restore the house as a wedding venue and use the grounds in varying states as backdrops. The term “hauntingly beautiful” really does apply.

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  5. Avatarnailwhacker Pete says: 33 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    a few more pictures here, including some from earlier days in B&W
    https://www.indianalandmarks.org/endangered-property/rocky-edge/
    Fascinating buildings and history

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  6. AvatarKaren B says: 191 comments

    How I would love to have this house and the wherewithal to bring it back to it’s former glory.

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  7. AvatarBethany otto says: 2661 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    The deterioration that has been allowed to happen borders on criminal (at least to us OHDers). Only ten years ago it seems it was habitable at least.

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  8. JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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    Interesting street view of gate:
    https://goo.gl/maps/VAR4KWcPkNL2

    Prior owner:
    “I lived here for so many years. It is spring and the bird sanctuary should be in full bloom with marvelous wildflowers, dogwood trees, redbud trees and daffodils – oh, the daffodils. Lily of the Valley, blue bells, rotten little (and gigantic) snakes if you did not look where you were walking or what plant you snooped around. The sound of the owls at night. The eerie almost phosphorus like glow at night. The sound of the train whistles in the middle of the night. The claps of roaring thunder that seemed to echo forever. I miss this place and all it has to offer. God, how I miss this place.”

    Owner since 2003:
    “Our decision not to restore had to do with money and our decision to keep the property had to do with the love of the house.”

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4558 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Right. Unconscionable.

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    • george barnesgeorge barnes says: 162 comments

      Thanks for submitting the quote by the previous owner. It was both poetic and beautiful, perfectly describing what the property must have been like during its heyday.

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  9. TGrantTGrant says: 554 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    C’monnnnn Powerball!

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  10. AvatarStevenF says: 766 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This one breaks my heart.

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  11. Avatardkzody says: 279 comments

    The greenhouse and the folly are amazing and worth saving. I guess the rest would have to go. But, the property itself is just so beautiful.

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    • CandyCandy says: 138 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      The rest would have to go?

    • AvatarClaudia L.Moore says: 2 comments

      The rest would have to go? This is an absolute diamond in the rough but if I had it I would take meticulous care like no other to restore it to former glory because if for no other reason than this the world deserves to know what a fine piece of history it is!

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  12. george barnesgeorge barnes says: 162 comments

    I’m a little surprised that the listing didn’t further explain why this is the “…house that Coke built”, but apparently it’s because the original owner’s glass company designed the iconic Coca-Cola bottle. The year was 1915, and Champman Root never had to look back (although he was already successful). One can only imagine what he’d say today, if indeed he could look back.

    Me being me, I’d be inclined to ask Coke HQ in Atlanta if they would interested in helping to restore an amazing part of the company’s legacy.

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    • racheyvesselsracheyvessels says: 108 comments
      1907 craftsman

      my thoughts precisely, george. what it would cost for coke to restore this marvelous wonder and turn it into a public institution for all to enjoy would probably be less than they spend on a single super bowl ad. and as far as this coke drinker is concerned, better marketing, too.

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    • AvatarClaudia L.Moore says: 2 comments

      Dear fine Sir,
      My husband and I are just captivated by this beatiful place, you had a wonderful idea of how to possibly get some help restoring her! Do you possibly know of any other ways of finding help for her? (Rocky Edge) We are not afraid of hard work and dedication to the task! We can think of no better way to leave an ongoing legacy!!!!

  13. AvatarAndy Weaks says: 12 comments

    How can a house as grand as this come to this state. Like Tgrant says, come on Powerball. We can only think about under 20K houses now. Damn, this is such a great place.

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  14. AvatarMandy says: 20 comments

    Truly breathtaking. Heart would win out over reason and I’d start with the conservatory and pool house, then the house. Loved the previous owner’s description. She obviously loves this house. And then exploring the subterranean area mentioned in Nailwhacker Pete’s link…

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  15. AvatarCaroline says: 11 comments

    The USA needs a National Trust.

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  16. CandyCandy says: 138 comments
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    Carpentersville, IL

    We have some amazingly knowledgeable and talented people on this site that regularly astound me with their ability to impart that knowledge in appealing and understandable text. I’m hoping that one (or more…”the more the better”) will perhaps take up the cause and approach The Coca-cola Company about the idea of saving this “hauntingly beautiful” property. It’s so much a part of the history of Coke…it would seem like a no brainer! Hell, maybe ALL of us should write to Coke!! I wonder if the listing agent has thought of doing that as well! And what about the preservation council?

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  17. BethsterBethster says: 805 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    Heartbreaking to see this. It was such a gorgeous place!

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  18. AvatarDJZ says: 45 comments

    This house makes me want to move back to Indiana to restore and love this house. The 20’s was such an awesome era of home designs and this is a landmark in Indiana that should be restored to retain its archeological importance to this by gone era.

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  19. AvatarAnn says: 3 comments

    This house is in a city that is not prosperous and people there are more worried about buying groceries than saving a house that would cost a fortune to restore.
    I seriously wish someone would save it. The property/house is fantastic. It’s a little sad the the owners couldn’t restore it yet have let it continue to deteriorate rather than selling it to someone interested in the restoration.

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