Scribner House (New Albany, Indiana)

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Scribner House
Scribner House in New Albany, closeup.jpg
Scribner House (New Albany, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Scribner House (New Albany, Indiana)
Scribner House (New Albany, Indiana) is located in the United States
Scribner House (New Albany, Indiana)
Location106 E. Main St., New Albany, Indiana
Coordinates38°17′0″N 85°49′22″W / 38.28333°N 85.82278°W / 38.28333; -85.82278Coordinates: 38°17′0″N 85°49′22″W / 38.28333°N 85.82278°W / 38.28333; -85.82278
Arealess than one acre
Built1813 (1813)-1814
Built byScribner, Joel
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #77000015[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 9, 1977

The Scribner House is a historic home located at New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. It was built by Joel Scribner, one of the three brothers who founded New Albany. He and his brothers, Nathaniel and Abner, came from New York State and named their new town "New Albany" after the capital of their home state. It is located in downtown New Albany, on the southeast corner of State and Main Streets near the Sherman Minton Bridge. It is the oldest building in New Albany.[2]:2–3

Joel built the house in 1813-1814 using the ash, oak, and poplar trees that were cut down when clearing the property. It is designed in a New England Federal style. In total, it is 2​12 stories. The first floor features two parlors and a hall. The second floor has 3 bedrooms. Both these floors have a rear porch that allowed a view of the Ohio River. The ground floor is the large kitchen with a wide fireplace used for cooking.[2]

The house passed through the family until the final owner, Harriet Scribner, who was a DAR member, sold it to the Piankeshaw Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, who made sure to keep it as Harriet left it when she died later that year.[2] In 1977 it was put on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Twice a year open house events are held, the third Saturday in May and the first Sunday in December. The December open house includes a Victorian tea Other tours can be made by appointment. All third grade children in Floyd County also visit Scribner House during the school year.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ a b c "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-10-01. Note: This includes Hazel Jackson Platt Leist and Elizabeth Sieboldt Payne (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Scribner House" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-01. and Accompanying photographs.
  3. ^ Scribner House: Indiana County History profile
  4. ^ Scribner House website

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