Mansion Row Historic District

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Mansion Row Historic District
Victor Pepin House in Mansion Row.jpg
Victor Pepin House
Location New Albany, Indiana
Coordinates 38°17′12″N 85°48′46″W / 38.2868°N 85.8127°W / 38.2868; -85.8127Coordinates: 38°17′12″N 85°48′46″W / 38.2868°N 85.8127°W / 38.2868; -85.8127
Built 1851
Architect Samuel Sloan, Philadelphia
Architectural style Italianate Tuscan Villa
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83000123 [1]
Added to NRHP May 9, 1983

The Mansion Row Historic District in New Albany, Indiana has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.[2] It features some of the various mansions of the city when New Albany was the largest city in Indiana around the time of the American Civil War. The main section is on Main Street from State Street (where the Scribner House is), to 15th Street. A smaller section is on Market Street from E. 7th Street to E. 11th Street.

Most of the buildings are of the Federal and Italianate styles, but other styles of the mansions are of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Victorian.[3] Most of the oldest of the buildings are of the Federal style, built before Upper High Street was renamed East Main Street.[2]

Prominent residents[edit]

Prominent buildings[edit]

  • Dr. Asahel Clapp House (1822), first brick house in New Albany[4]
  • State Bank of Indiana building (1837, Greek Revival) Built at the cost of $40,000, it was the tallest building in New Albany for a time. It was one of the ten original branches of Indiana's State Bank.[3]
  • Isaac P. Smith House (1847, Greek Revival)[4]
  • Victor Pepin House (1851, Tuscan Italianate Villa), fully restored now "The Pepin Mansion" an Event & Retreat venue, original painted ceilings and more.[4]
  • Sloan-Bicknell-Paris House (1851, Italian Villa), now the Admiral Bicknell Inn, it features a mahogany staircase with a cherry balustrade.[4]
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site (1869, Second Empire)[3]
  • Washington C. DePauw House (1873, Second Empire) was the millionaire's winter home[4]
  • Culbertson Old Ladies' Home (1873), built by William Culbertson for the benefit of poor widows, it is currently a bed and breakfast, the Mansion at River Walk.[4]
  • Samuel Culbertson House (1887, Queen Anne), built as a wedding present from William Culbertson to his son, it now holds gatherings such as weddings and class reunions.[4]
  • St. Paul's Episcopalian Church (1896, Gothic Revival)
  • New Albany Masonic Hall (1868 in the Italianate style)[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Mansion Row Historic District" (PDF). New Albany Preservation Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Community profile". New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Main Street Preservation Association's Walking Tour". Floyd County Historical Society. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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