Grisamore House

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Grisamore House
Grisamore House in Jeffersonville.jpg
Grisamore House is located in Clark County, Indiana
Grisamore House
Grisamore House is located in Indiana
Grisamore House
Grisamore House is located in the US
Grisamore House
Location 111-113 W. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville, Indiana
Coordinates 38°16′17″N 85°44′26″W / 38.27139°N 85.74056°W / 38.27139; -85.74056Coordinates: 38°16′17″N 85°44′26″W / 38.27139°N 85.74056°W / 38.27139; -85.74056
Area less than one acre
Built 1837 (1837)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference # 83000119[1]
Added to NRHP May 9, 1983

The Grisamore House is a historic home located in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana. It was built by two brothers from Philadelphia, David and Wilson Grisamore, in 1837. It is a 2 1/2-story, Federal style brick double house with Greek Revival style design elements. The front facade features three stucco-coated, two-story Doric order columns in antis and two projecting second story balconies.[2]:2, 4 It has housed several Jeffersonville families of importance. Future president William Henry Harrison gave a speech on the front porch in 1840 while campaigning to become president.

In the 1930s it was the Decker Art Studio.

It suffered fire damage in 1981, but was saved from destruction by the Jeff-Clark Preservation, Inc.[2]:4 In 1983 it was added to National Register of Historic Places.[1] It is now part of the Old Jeffersonville Historic District, and houses private businesses. The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana formerly had its Southern Indiana regional office here before they relocated the Willey House next to the Grisamore House.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-08-01.  Note: This includes Thomas M. Slade (September 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Grisamore House" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-01.  and Accompanying photographs.

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