The Fowler House was built in 1852 and is one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the United States.
The house features elaborate woodwork.
Plasterwork was done by Italian craftsmen from New York City.
Backstory and Context
Moses died in 1889 but his wife continued to live in the house until 1902 when she passed away. Their grandson inherited the house and he and his wife Louise raised a family there. They were known to throw great parties during which alcohol flowed freely despite Prohibition laws.
By 1940, their children were adults and did not want to live in the house. They sold it to the Tippecanoe County Historical Association which used it for offices, storing collections, and as a museum. Decreasing attendance forced the museum to close and the Association decided to sell the house in 2014. Fortunately, locals Matt and Dr. Ann Jonkman founded 1852 Foundation and bought the house to preserve and continue to operate it as an event venue.
"Our History." Fowler House Mansion. Accessed May 25, 2018. https://www.fowlerhouse.org/our-history.
Photos: Jojimbob, via Wikimedia Commons