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Huddleston Farmhouse

Coordinates: 39°48′43.8″N 85°11′14.1″W / 39.812167°N 85.187250°W / 39.812167; -85.187250
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The Huddleston Farmhouse Inn
Huddleston Farmhouse is located in Indiana
Huddleston Farmhouse
Huddleston Farmhouse is located in the United States
Huddleston Farmhouse
LocationCambridge City, Indiana
Coordinates39°48′43.8″N 85°11′14.1″W / 39.812167°N 85.187250°W / 39.812167; -85.187250
Area78 acres (31 ha)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.75000037 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 15, 1975

The Huddleston Farmhouse Inn in Cambridge City, Indiana, is a historic inn that once served travelers along the National Road. It was owned by former-Quaker John Huddleston who, with his wife Susannah, and 11 children, offered lodging, cooking materials, and a place for their horses to rest for the night.

The house is three stories high, using 125,000 bricks. The property consists of 78 acres (320,000 m2). On the land includes the main house, spring kitchen, smoke house, and two barns. Some recents research on the property suggests that there may have been another building built on the property as well by the Huddlestons.[2]

The main house is three stories. Before renovations the basement consisted of three separated rooms that could only be entered from outside. Two of the rooms were lodging for guests. The middle room was John's shop where he would sell items to travelers passing through. On the middle level there is a kitchen, a family room, a dining room, and a formal parlor. The third floor was where the bedrooms would have been.

The property was purchased by Indiana Landmarks in 1966 with funds provided by the organization's founder, Eli Lilly. The house, barn, and other outbuildings were restored and served as a combination museum and eastern regional office of Indiana Landmarks until the property was sold to private owners in 2023.[3] The property was sold with Indiana Landmarks’ protective covenants to safeguard its architectural character.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Thomas J. Reed (July 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Huddleston House Tavern" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. an Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ https://www.wane.com/news/indiana/new-owners-of-indiana-farmhouse-honor-landmarks-history/
  4. ^ https://www.indianalandmarks.org/2023/03/preservation-minded-organic-farmers-from-indy-buy-huddleston-farmhouse-in-wayne-county/

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