c. 1850 – Madison, IN

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Added to OHD on 5/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   9 Comments
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510 N Bee Camp Rd, Madison, IN 47250

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  • $280,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2752 Sq Ft
  • 92 Ac.
Listed as Outstanding in Jefferson County interim report. This 1850 stone house sits on 92+/- acres. Beautiful barn and stone smoke house are also on the property. House has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms. Living room, Dining room, Family room, and kitchen. Large stone patio, extra acreage past the house is wooded. Great for hunting. Creek borders part of side of property.
Contact Information
Sally Wurtz, Coldwell Banker Harrell And Associates
812-701-2244
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9 Comments on c. 1850 – Madison, IN

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  1. ZannZann says: 558 comments
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    1940 Cottage
    Mobile, AL

    The realtor says “Good for hunting.” I say it’s good for a feminine, springy cottage and garden.

    Gorgeous, airy, has a creek. Sign me up.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1103 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      Well with those pink lintels, I’d be inclined to agree it appears less suited for a hunting lodge and more like the cabin you describe. Regardless, this could be a special place. I’d love to see the Italianate newel that I know sits at the bottom of that staircase.

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  2. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 987 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    The perfect combination of Italianate and Greek Revival! I absolutely love houses like this. Period finishes would enhance the already strong character. While not a fan of exposed masonry, the stone of the fireplace chimney would be the perfect spot to hang one’s rifle… with 92 wooded acres the hunting should be divine! Aside from a minor loss of plaster, the house appears to retain abundant original fabric.

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  3. JimHJimH says: 4958 comments
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    What a wonderful old farmstead! This is the latest and most elaborate of four surviving Imel homes at Bee Camp, a small settlement east of Madison that began shortly after Indiana statehood in 1816. The Imels are descendants of Hessian soldiers employed by the British in the Revolution. Rev. Robert Newberry Imel (1815-1895) married Elizabeth Leatherbury in 1835 and was a farmer and preacher, United Brethren and later Baptist. They had 11 children, some of whom moved on to Kansas about 1880, where Robert and Elizabeth are buried.

    From the 1989 Jefferson County preservation report:
    An interesting collection of stone structures are located on Bee Camp Road. Originally an early settlement containing approximately thirty families, this community had its own post office in 1880. Presently four stone houses and a stone church all attributed to the Imel family are the only remaining buildings associated with this nineteenth century settlement. These structures include two I-houses, both built about 1840, the Robert Imel House built during the 1850s, and the Otterbein Chapel constructed 1868. The Robert Imel house is a 5 bay, 1½ story stuccoed stone building with a stone central front gable.

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  4. montana channingmontana channing says: 257 comments
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    1835 Federal
    unity, ME

    what a fascinating history and a wonderful property. looks like summers in Indiana and winters in Louisiana. I just can’t pick.
    I usually don’t like the exposed stone look but here it works. and who cares because with 92 acres, you’ll be outdoors anyway.A fantastic place.

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  5. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 987 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    The tongue-and-groove plank wall of the enclosed staircase terminates in a balustrade on the second floor… that is a really fun and authentic period detail. The rear elevation is beyond captivating. The more I look at this house the more I like it. The outbuildings don’t hurt a bit, either!

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  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    I think this early I-House probably was constructed in the late Federal style when it was built. The last house photo showing the back has the end chimney with the characteristic two small attic windows to either side of the chimney. Could have been in the Greek Revival style but looks more Federal to me. Still a farmhouse in either case. Madison itself is an old riverboat town on the Ohio River which still retains an impressive collection of Antebellum homes and buildings. This is a beautiful verdant region of Indiana. There’s used to be a show on the National Geographic channel about how various individuals found uncommon ways to earn a living. As I recall, one couple traveled to southern Indiana at certain times of the year to gather wild edible mushrooms. They apparently grow in abundance in this heavily forested region. The Nat. Geo. couple usually walked out of the Indiana forests with heavy loads of edible mushrooms which fetched good prices. This region is quite unlike regions of the Hoosier state more to the north with their miles and miles of endless cornfields. Different climate too, more like Kentucky and Tennessee with humid summers. Historic farms like this are not that common on the market and there’s enough land here to actually have a working farm rather than the usual few acres. Wonderful looking surroundings here.

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  7. 1938lasalle1938lasalle says: 27 comments
    1929 Tudor
    Sharon, PA

    Madison, Indiana is a fun and interesting little city on the banks of the Ohio River near the Ohio border. Its an architectural gem. Very old and beautiful. Antique stores abound. The rolling countryside is beautiful. What a wonderful house in a great setting.

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  8. ZerberbabyZerberbaby says: 39 comments
    1967 cape cod
    VALPARAISO, IN

    The front elevation doesn’t begin to show off the appeal of this house. You can see the detailing on the staircase that hints at what other wonderful details are hiding under the surface…..love this one!

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